Tributes have been paid to a Lytham woman who died after the car in which she was travelling hit a lamp-post.
The front seat passenger, 39-year-old Nyki Taylor (nee Merrills), died at the scene as a result of her injuries when the Vauxhall Astra collided with a lamp post on Blackpool Road, in Ansdell at 6.10am.
Mrs Taylor’s family paid tribute to her, describing her as “a loving daughter and sister who was taken from us too suddenly and too soon.
“Words cannot describe our loss, she will be in our hearts forever.”
She was well known for running Taylor’s Cafe, on Clifton Street, Lytham, for many years.
The driver, a 27-year-old man also from Lytham, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and causing death by driving without due care/ consideration while over the specified limit.
He is in police custody assisting officers with their investigation.
Emergency services were called to the incident and road closures were put in place on the road, known as Skew Bridge as it crosses the South Fylde railway line between Bridge Road and Cambridge Road.
The accident happened on the Ansdell side of the bridge, the car hitting a lamp-post and fencing at Witch Wood.
Police are asking any potential witnesses to come forward.
Road policing officer, Sgt Rob Gomery, who is the leading the inquiry said: “This is an awfully tragic incident and my thoughts are with Mrs Taylor’s family at this extremely difficult time.
“I am particularly keen to speak to the person who was driving a red Audi and may have stopped at the scene. If this is you, please call us.”
If you have any information that could help, please contact police on 101 quoting incident reference 309 of January 10.