POLICE say a stretch of the East Lancs remains closed after a fatal collision in which a young woman died.

The incident happened on the East Lancashire Road - between Lowton and Golborne - at about 12.50am today (Monday, March 25).

A Vauxhall Insignia had been travelling towards Liverpool when it was in collision with the woman, police say.

A female pedestrian, believed to be in her 30s, died after suffering fatal injuries.

A 31-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in police custody.

Police remain on the scene this morning carrying out an investigation, with the closures affecting traffic between Liverpool and Manchester. 

DS Matt Waggett, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: " Investigation work will continue through the morning and I thank everyone affected by this tragic incident for their patience and understanding while the facts are established."

DS Waggett added: "Our thoughts are with the family of this young woman who are dealing with their loss this morning.

"I appeal to anybody who may have seen the incident occur, been in the area at the time or may have seen the vehicle involved, a Silver Vauxhall Insignia, travelling on the East Lancashire Road around the time of the incident to make contact with police so we can fully understand the full circumstances of what happened.

Anyone with information, dashcam footage or who was in the area at the time and may have information should contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting log 44-25/03/24.

Information can also be reported via www.gmp.police.uk or 101 or shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, always dial 999.