Lancashire

Eccleston road death: Rhys Davies 'possibly hit by car'

Rhys Davies
Mr Davies' family said he "always had a big smile on his face"

A man who died after being found injured in a Lancashire road may have been hit by a car, police have said.

Rhys Davies, 21, of Eccleston, was found by police in New Lane shortly before 03:40 BST on Sunday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Police believe he had been walking home from the Rose and Crown pub, where he worked as a chef.

A man from Croston was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The 47-year-old has been bailed pending further investigation.

A post-mortem examination to establish the cause of Mr Davies' death is due to be carried out.

His family paid tribute to him and said he "always had a big smile on his face".

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