Following a serious collision on the Alderley Edge bypass on Sunday, 4th November, police have confirmed that the three people who died were from the Old Trafford area of Greater Manchester.
Emergency services were called to a collision involving a car and a minibus on the A34 Melrose Way at 12.04am.
A number of casualties from the minibus were treated at the scene and taken to hospital.
Sadly, two people, a man aged 47 and a 14-year-old girl, died at the scene and a third, a woman aged 41, died at hospital. They are Liyakat Sidat, 47, Salma Sidat, 41, and Hajra Sidat, 14, who were all travelling in the car.
A nine-year-old girl and a 19-year-old woman, who were also travelling in the car, are currently in hospital. Their respective conditions are described as critical and serious.
Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police should contact Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 231304.