A MAN died in a road crash in Rossendale at about 8.30pm yesterday.

The 25-year-old died after losing control of his Nissan Almeira on the A56 dual carriageway at 8.33pm.

The man, from Bury, was taken to Oldham hospital but suffered significant internal injuries which proved fatal.

The A56 Edenfield By-Pass Southbound was closed for four hours to allow for collision investigation to take place.

Police are appealing to anybody that witnessed the collision to contact them.

Sergeant David Hogarth from the Force Road Policing Unit said: “An investigation is underway into the circumstances of what happened but I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this crash or saw the car being driven prior to the collision to contact police.”

Anyone with any information should call Lancashire Police on 101.