A MAN has been charged after a man died and a woman was seriously injured in a crash on the East Lancs Road in Leigh.

Florin Solomon, 28, of Lansdowne Walk, Worcester has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Bolton Crown Court on Wednesday, February 19 2020.

At around 10.20am yesterday Tuesday, January 21, police were called to reports of a collision involving a HGV and a car on the East Lancashire Road near the junction with Atherleigh Way.

Despite the best efforts of a paramedics, a 58-year-old man, who has since been formally identified as Mark Byrne MBE, died at the scene.

A 56-year-old woman sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital where she remains.

The road was closed for investigation work but has now been reopened.