Three men arrested over Scarisbrick fatal head-on crash

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a man was killed in a head-on crash.

Andrew Birch, 46, of Skelmersdale, Lancashire, died when a Peugeot and a Toyota were in collision in Southport Road, Scarisbrick, on Tuesday evening.

Police believed a grey BMW was involved in a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre, causing the other two cars to collide.

Three men, aged 22, 24 and 29 from Liverpool and Southport are in custody.

All three have also been arrested on suspicion of burglary and aggravated vehicle taking.

Mr Birch died after suffering multiple injuries in the collision, police said.

His 80-year-old mother, who was driving the Peugeot, sustained serious injuries and remains in hospital in a stable condition.

A 41-year-old woman driving the Toyota remains in hospital with serious injuries including a broken leg and broken ribs.

Her 15-year-old son was taken to hospital with minor injuries and later discharged.

Officers have made a specific appeal for anyone who has a dashboard camera in their vehicle and may have been travelling on the A570 in either direction at about 18:00 GMT to come forward.

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