Woman dies after crashing into tree in Tarleton

Icy conditions in Lancashire have resulted in a number of crashes on the roads including one fatal one, police said.

Officers said a woman died after her car skidded on ice on Southport New Road, Tarleton at about 05:30 GMT and crashed into a tree.

She was taken to hospital but died later from her injuries.

There have been five crashes on the M6 and one in which a man was seriously injured in Hesketh Bank.

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