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Jon Macpherson & Paige Oldfield

Tragedy as woman in her 60s dies after serious crash

A woman has died following a serious crash in Accrington.

The incident, which involved a Kia Ceed and a Volkswagen Golf, happened on the A56 bypass at the junction with Sandy Lane just after 6pm on Saturday (June 3).

Lancashire Constabulary say the passenger of the Kia, a woman in her 60s, was taken to hospital for treatment but sadly died from her injuries.

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The driver of the Kia suffered a serious injury to his upper chest and remains in hospital. The occupants of the Volkswagen were less seriously injured.

Police say nobody has been arrested at this time and officers are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage, Lancs Live reports.

Sgt Helen Parkinson, of our Serious Collision Investigation Unit, added: “A woman has lost her life, and first and foremost my thoughts are with her loved ones at this distressing time.

“We are working to establish the full circumstances of what led to the collision and I would ask anybody with information or footage which could assist our enquiries to contact us as soon as possible.”

Email SCIU@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 1217 of June 3, 2023. Upload footage directly here.

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