A MAN who died after a car overturned has been described as 'cheeky' and had a 'loveable attitude towards life'.

Jake Beatty, was a passenger in an Audi A3 that came off Preston Road in Grimsargh and overturned on November 24.

Mr Beatty, from Longridge, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital and died almost a month later on December 23, with his family by his side.

A family spokesman said: "Jake was a Longridge lad who was well liked in the village and he was adored by all his family.

"To have lost Jake in these circumstances is something we will struggle to come to terms with.

"It has brought our family closer together and Jake will always be remembered for his cheeky, yet loveable attitude towards life.

"I would like to thank the people who helped Jake at the time of the collision and stayed with him until help arrived.

"To know that someone was there with him when he was hurt and did everything they could to help him helps me to cope with what has happened.

"I thank you from the bottom of my heart."

The road was closed for several hours after the crash while investigation officers examined the scene.

One man, aged 23, was later arrested by police in connection with the incident and the investigation is still ongoing.

Senior investigating officer sergeant Adam Dawson said: "These are absolutely tragic circumstances for the family to have to being going through and all our thoughts are with the family and friends of Jake at this time.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or the lead up to it and ask they contact police so that we can establish exactly what happened."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting incident reference 0287 of November 24.