A teenager has died after crashing a farm vehicle into a field.

The 16-year-old boy, from Worsthorne, was driving a Polaris Ranger Farmbike on Extwistle Road, Worsthorne at around 12.40am today (March 30) when the vehicle left the carriageway.

The passenger, a 17-year-old boy from Burnley, was not seriously injured.

No other vehicles were involved.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage.

Sgt Martin Wilcock, of Lancashire Police’s road policing unit, said: “This collision has resulted in a teenager losing his life and my thoughts are with his loved ones at this difficult time.

“Having carried out extensive work to establish the circumstances of what led to the collision, we are satisfied that this is no longer a criminal investigation and we are now carrying out enquiries on behalf of the coroner.

“With that in mind, I would ask any witnesses or anyone with dashcam covering the area around that time to contact the police.

“A family is grieving and I would ask the public - particularly those on social media - not to engage in any unhelpful, unnecessary and hurtful speculation.”

Anyone with footage or any witnesses should email sciu@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 45 of March 30, 2024.