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It has now been established that the man who sadly died in the RTC in Much Hoole last week can be named as Michael Smith, died as a result of natural causes.

There will be no picture or further tribute issued but the family would like to express their thanks to those who stopped to help at the scene of the collision.

A man has sadly died following a collision in Much Hoole this morning (Friday 11 September).

At around 10.30am a Nissan X-Trail was travelling north along Liverpool Road before it mounted the kerb, collided with a hedge and overturned.

The driver, a 70 year old man from Longton, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for three hours to facilitate an investigation.

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 with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 354 of 11th September.

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