A DRIVER has died in a crash on a dual carriageway in Blackburn.

Emergency services were called to Yew Tree Drive at midnight on Tuesday.

It happened between the A677 Preston New Road and Whinney Lane.

Yew Tree Drive has been closed while investigations are carried out. 

On arrival, fire crews immediately gave first aid and used a defibrillator on the casualty, but the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for the police said: "We were called to a crash just before midnight on Tuesday - a single car collision on Yew Tree Drive.

"The driver was sadly pronounced dead and enquires are ongoing.

"The road remains closed at this time."

Blackburn fire crews were at the scene for 30 minutes.

There was significant damage to the car.