A woman who died after a multi-vehicle car crash on the A56 on Tuesday has been named.
Shameem Gulzar, 34, was a passenger in a silver Mercedes Coupe when it crashed with a Mercedes sprinter van, a red Mini Cooper and a white Ford Transit pickup between Huncoat and Rising Bridge.
An inquest into her death was opened and adjourned at Blackburn Coroners Court yesterday.
Her brother, 33, who was driving, was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with serious leg injuries. He has been placed in an induced coma and his condition is described as critical.
Her niece, an 18-month-old baby girl who was also in the car, survived the horror smash.
Police said the Mercedes Coupe lost control on the A56 Accrington bypass and veered onto the opposite carriageway colliding with three other vehicles.
The borough's roads were brought to a standstill for hours on Tuesday as emergency service battled to save them and clear the bypass.
Fire crews used cutting equipment to free the family and the 34-year-old woman before taking them to hospital in Burnley, where she later died.
Tributes have been paid to the bereaved, from Burnley, and family and friends.
See this week's Accrington Observer for more.