TWO people died after a car hit a tree in the early hours in Cheshire.

Police have now launched an investigation following the collision on Congleton Road, in Marton, near Congleton at about 3am on Sunday (September 27).

Sadly, the two occupants of the grey Mini Cooper were pronounced dead at the scene.

Formal identification has not yet taken place but they are believed to be a 22-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman both from the Congleton area.

Their families have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

An investigation into the circumstances of the fatal collision has been launched.

Anyone with any information or dashcam footage that may aid the investigation is asked to call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 814688, or give the details via