A 53-year-old man from Great Harwood has died after a taxi collided with him on a main road.
Paramedics tried to resuscitate the man for 20 minutes in Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have not arrested the taxi driver but launched an investigation into the incident which happened directly outside the town’s Conservative club on a canal bridge at 3am on Sunday.
Road traffic policing Sergeant Mick Young said: "The 53-year-old man has probably been at a function or drinking somewhere in the Clayton-le-Moors or Accrington area and was making his way home to Great Harwood.
"He was walking down Whalley Road and it appears he's been trying to cross the road when he was knocked down by the taxi which was travelling towards Accrington from Great Harwood."
He added: "The taxi driver immediately flagged down a passing ambulance but the man died at the scene. We don't know whose fault it was and I'm keeping my mind open."
Sgt Young described the dead man as 5ft 7in with a slim build and short cropped dark brown hair and has appealed for any witnesses who may be able to assist with identifying him.
Anyone with information can call police on 01254 353210 or 0845 1 25 35 45.