Man who died in collision is named

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A man who died following a crash in Warton has been named by police.

The head-on collison happened at about 9pm on Monday, involving a Citroen Saxo and a Mercedes Benz on Lytham Road.

Eric Sanders, 28, from Blackpool - the driver of the Saxo - was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Mercedes Benz, a 24-year-old man from Preston, and the 24-year-old female passenger, also from Preston, were taken to Royal Preston Hospital with lower back fractures.

They were still in hospital on Wednesday.

The road was closed for six hours to allow collision investigators to carry out their work.

Sergeant Steve Wignall said: “This is a tragic incident where a man has lost his life and two others have suffered serious injuries.

“An investigation into the circumstances surrounding this collision is now underway.

“I would appeal to anybody who witnessed it, who hasn’t already spoken to police, to come forward.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at