Man dead after Longridge crash

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Police are appealing for information after an 80-year-old man died in a collision close to Longridge.

Officers were called to Preston Road in Alston around 4-45 pm on Tuesday after reports of an accident involving two vehicles close to the White Bull Pub.

A 25-year-old man from Longridge had been driving a Ford van when it collided with a green Gowring car.

The driver of the car, an 80-year-old man from Longridge, suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the van suffered bruising. He was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and possession of a class A drug and is currently in custody.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following the incident.

Sgt Nigel Ralphson, of Lancashire Police, said: “We are appealing for information following the death of an 80-year-old man in Longridge.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident but did not speak to police.

“Furthermore, we want to talk to anyone who may have seen either vehicle being driven prior to the collision.”