Preston man, 28, dies in crash after car hits lamp post

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A Lancashire motorist has died after his car left the road and collided with a lamp post.

​The crash happened at around 8.40pm last 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.

The dead man’s identity has not yet been revealed.

In a separate incident, one lane of the M65 was blocked this morning between junction 3 and 4 near Darwen after an accident involving three vehicles.