Two people die in road crashes

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Investigations have been launched after two men died on Chorley’s roads over the weekend.

Motorcyclist Simon Williams, 45, from Chorley, died after his Triumph Daytona 675 collided with an Audi A6 car.

It happened at around 1.35pm on Saturday at the junction of Wigan Lane and Duxbury Hall Road, Chorley.

The driver of the Audi was not injured and the road was closed for three hours while police started their investigation.

Sgt Rob Gomery, from Lancashire Constabulary’s road policing unit, said: “An investigation into this collision is now underway and our thoughts are with Mr Williams’ family at this incredibly sad time.

“We did speak with a number of witnesses at the scene, but if you saw this collision and haven’t yet spoken to police then please get in touch with us.”

At 9.10am on Sunday, two cyclists were crossing the M6 motorway bridge on Runshaw Lane, Euxton, when an Audi S3 car collided with one of the bikes.

The cyclist, a 35-year-old man from Whittle-le-Woods, died at the scene.

The other cyclist was not injured.

A 36-year-old man from Ormskirk was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on bail until July.

Sgt Steve Wignall, from the road policing unit, said: “I would appeal for anyone who saw this incident, or who witnessed any of the vehicles involved prior to the collision, to get in touch.”

Anybody with information about either incident can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.