Pictures: The scene in Ribbleton after body found in Preston
Emergency services attended and the body was found at the junction with Village Road. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
A 25-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.
The police have said "A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Preston."
"We were called at 2am today (7 February) to reports of an altercation on Pope Lane, Ribbleton. "
"Emergency services attended and the body of a woman was found at the junction with Village Drive."
"She was sadly pronounced dead at the scene."