UPDATE: Preston man who died after his car hit a lampost is named

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A motorist who died after his car left the road and collided with a lamp post can now be named as 28-year-old Christopher Allen.

A statement from Lancashire Police said: “His family have asked to be left in peace to grieve.”

The crash happened at around 8.40pm on Sunday night on Riversway, Lea, ​near ​Preston​.

Firefighters called to the scene ​ensured there was no hazard of fire, debris or fluid leaks from the Rover 45, which was on its side.

They also assisted paramedics who were treating the casualty.

The police helicopter also attended, providing operational support and taking photos of the scene.

Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them on 101.