A MAN has died after a car hit a tree in Eastham.

Emergency services were called at around 1.25pm today (Wednesday, January 9) to an area near Eastham Rake train station following reports that a Vauxhall Antara car had crashed into a tree.

The driver, a man in his 60s, was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Detectives say CCTV, forensic and witness enquiries are ongoing.

The road has now re-opened after being closed for a short time.

Anyone who witnessed this incident, or has any home CCTV or dashcam footage which may assist the investigation is asked to contact Merseyside Police via social media on @MerPolCC, call (0151) 777 5747 or call 101 quoting reference 433 of 9 January.