Baby girl, and man, 50, killed after ‘tragic’ crash

The crash happened on Hesketh Lane (Picture: Google)

A 17-month-old baby and a man have both died after the Land Rover they were travelling in crashed.

The crash happened at around 8.26am today on Hesketh Lane the village of Tarleton in Lancashire.

The Land Rover Discovery collided with a Mini Cooper before then crashing into a tree.

The 50-year-old man and baby girl were both pronounced dead at the scene, while the Mini driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The road was closed for several hours, and now Lancashire Police are appealing for witnesses to get in touch.

Sergeant Matt Davidson said: ‘These are terribly sad and tragic circumstances that have resulted in a man, and a young girl losing their lives this morning.

‘Our thoughts are very much with their loved ones at this awful time.

‘We would ask that you refrain from speculation online and would like to thank the members of the local community for their patience and understanding whilst our officers carried out their investigations today.

‘We are now appealing to you, the public, to ask that if you witnessed this collision, or have any dashcam or CCTV footage from Hesketh Lane or the surrounding areas between 8:00am and 8:30am this morning to please get in contact.

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‘We believe that there are people who may have witnessed the collision, or the white Land Rover Discovery in the moments beforehand, that we have not yet spoken to.

‘If that is you, or you know someone who may have witnessed this collision, please get in touch.’

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