Messages flood in after man, 70, dies in car crash

Man killed after car overturned

Man killed after car overturned

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Tributes have been paid to a seventy-year-old man who died after his car mounted the kerb, hit a hedge and overturned.

The pensioner, from Longton, was travelling north along Liverpool Old Road in Much Hoole, near Preston, in his Nissan X-Trail at around 10.30am yesterday when the crash happened.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The road was closed for three hours to conduct an investigation.

People reacted with sadness on social media to the news of the death.

Carol Davies posted on Facebook: “Today someone somewhere will be getting a knock at the door to inform them that their beloved family member has died... RIP thoughts are with family and friends.”

And Carly Clegg shared Carol’s sentiments and posted saying: “So very sad, didn’t look good with the car and helicopter there thinking of the family. R.I.P”

Other joined in across Twitter and the Evening Post website including Cat Mcgarrie who said: “Thinking of the family”, Lavender Lou who posted saying: “RIP think of his family at this very sad time x” and Sharon Green saying “How truly awful”.

Many others posted their messages of condolence throughout yesterday evening

Sgt James Power of the Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic incident and I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of the man who sadly died.

“We are still establishing how this collision occurred and I would appeal to anyone who saw what happened and has not yet spoken to us to get in touch.”

Anyone who has any information can contact police on 101 quoting log 354 of September 11.