Driver arrested after fatal crash

Preston Road at Alston, between Longridge and Grimsargh. Picture: Google
Preston Road at Alston, between Longridge and Grimsargh. Picture: Google
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A driver has been arrested after an 80-year-old man died following a crash near Preston.

Emergency services were called to Preston Road between Longridge and Grimsargh, at about 4.45pm on Tuesday.

The 80-year old had been driving his car in Alston, when the crash happened close to the White Bull pub.

Police said a 25-year-old man from Longridge had been driving a Ford van, when it collided with the car.

The 80-year-old man suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A police spokesman said the driver of the van suffered bruising, and was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and possession of a Class A drug.

He was in custody on Wednesday morning.

Police are now appealing for witnesses.

They particularly want to speak to people who witnessed the incident but haven’t yet spoken to police, and anybody who saw either of the vehicles involved.

The road was closed for several hours following in the crash.

Call 101.