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Boy, 16, dies after farm vehicle crash in Lancashire

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A teenager has died after a horror crash on a farmland vehicle.

The 16-year-old, from Worsthorne, Lancashire, died from his injuries after crashing into a field while on a £30,000 Polaris Ranger Farmbike.

The incident took place at 12.41am on Saturday, police said. His passenger, a 17-year-old man from Burnley, avoided serious injuries.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said the force is appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage. They added that no other vehicles were involved.

Sgt Martin Wilcock added: “This collision has resulted in a teenager losing his life and my thoughts are with his loved ones at this difficult time.

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“We are satisfied that this is no longer a criminal investigation and we are now carrying out enquiries on behalf of the coroner.

“A family is grieving and I would ask the public - particularly those on social media - not to engage in any unhelpful, unnecessary and hurtful speculation.”

If you have any information please email sciu@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 45 of 30th March 2024.