Police have launched an investigation into a fatal road traffic collision.
Officers were called to Church Road in Rainford at 11.05am on Wednesday following reports of the incident involving a female pedestrian and a heavy goods vehicle.
The road is currently closed both ways between the B5205 Cross Pit Lane and Church Road and Southern’s Lane, close to the Eagle and Child pub
An investigation into the incident is under way. As part of the probe, the East Lancashire Road eastbound is also currently closed between Millfield Lane and Haydock Lane.
Anyone with information on the incident can call MSOC Roads Policing Officers on 0151 777 5747.