A MAN who died in a horror road smash has been named by police as father-of-two Andrew Marshall.

A family tribute has been paid to Mr Marshall, 54, who was descried as a 'loving husband and a wonderful father'.

The family statement read: "Andrew was a loving husband and a wonderful father to his two children

"He was a great friend to many and will be truly missed by all family and friends

"Forever in our hearts x."

Emergency services were called to the crash between a Volkswagen Golf and a silver Vauxhall Vectra in Burnley Road East near Clough Bottom Reservoir, Water, at about 10pm on Friday.

Police said Mr Marshall, who lived in Bacup and was driving the Golf, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the other car, a 48-year-old man, had to be cut free from his car by fire crews and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

The road was closed following the incident and reopened at around 4am on Saturday.

Police have launched a witness appeal as part of their investigation into the cause of the crash.

Sergeant Andy Walton said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man killed in this collision. An investigation into what happened is now underway.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw the collision or either of the two cars shortly before it, to come forward with any information they feel might help our investigation.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting LC-20171110-1661.