A MAN killed while walking his dog on a busy road last night has been named as Stuart Mather of Barrowford.

The 60-year-old died after being struck by a silver Honda Jazz and then a silver Vauxhall Astra in Barrowford Road, Higham, at 5.20pm.

Mr Mather was taken by air ambulance to Royal Blackburn Hospital but died later.

His dog, a Scottish Terrier called Hamish, also died.

Police said the two cars were heading towards Barrowford and were near the junction with Higham Hall Road when the collision occurred.

Officers have launched an investigation into the incident and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Sergeant Gareth Hill, of the road policing unit, said: "All we know at the moment is that this man was walking his dog when he was in collision with two vehicles.

"Unfortunately, he sustained fatal injuries.

"Our investigation will be looking at how that happened and we are keen to speak to anyone who saw the incident."

No-one in the two cars involved was injured.

Police closed the road, which links Padiham to Barrowford, for more than three hours.

It was due to reopen at 8.30pm.

Call road police on 01772 410465.