Road accident victim named

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AN Astley man killed in a car accident in Darwen has been named by police.

Jack Eatock died when the black BMW he was travelling in lost control and collided with a barrier and dry stone wall in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The 26-year-old and was driving the vehicle along a notorious stretch of Bolton Road at around 2.50am. It is believed he was thrown from the vehicle when the car struck the barrier.

A 24-year-old man was also in the car but escaped the wreckage with only minor injuries.

They had just left a nearby Shell garage before the incident.

An investigation into the circumstances of the collision is underway and police are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward, by calling 101.