A MAN has died after crashing a car into a stone wall.

Emergency services were called to Burnley Road, near Cliviger, at around 5.10pm on Saturday following the fatal collision.

The vehicle, a Nissan Qashqai, was travelling in the direction of Todmorden and hit a stone wall on the opposite side of the carriageway, police said.

The driver of the Nissan Qashqai, a man in his 60s, was airlifted to Royal Blackburn Hospital where he died. The road was closed for around three hours while accident investigation officers attended.

Sgt Adam Dawson, of the Lancashire Police TacOps Unit, said: “First and foremost our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who sadly died. We now have specialist officers supporting them at this incredibly difficult time."

Detectives have launched an appeal for witnesses and are asking anybody who witnessed the collision to contact the police as soon as possible.

Sgt Dawson added: “Our investigation into what occurred is very much continuing today and we would now like to hear from anybody who witnessed the collision.

"We would also like to hear from anyone who was in the area and thinks they may have seen the Qashqai in the moments before the collision happened.”

Anybody with information is asked to contact the police on 101, quoting log number 1030 of March 16.