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Police name man killed in Kirkham ‘road rage’

Posted on - 19th July, 2019 - 4:37pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Penwortham, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Freckleton Street in Kirkham Pic: Google
Freckleton Street in Kirkham Pic: Google

Police have named a man who died in an alleged road rage incident in Kirkham as Andrew Dean.

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Mr Dean, 46, died after being struck by a car near the junction of the A583 Kirkham Bypass and Freckleton Street at 4.15pm yesterday (Thursday July 18).

Officers believe Mr Dean had been driving a white Renault Master van westbound on the A583 when he was involved in an altercation with another motorist driving a metallic blue Nissan Micra car.

Both vehicles later stopped close to the junction and Mr Dean got out of the van to speak to the Nissan driver.

It is believed the Nissan then collided with Mr Dean who suffered fatal injuries.

An 18-year-old man and 18-year-old woman, both from Ashton-under-Lyne, a 17-year-girl from Stalybridge and a 16-year-old girl, from Audenshaw, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Det Ch Insp Eric Halford, of West CID, said: “These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts remain with Mr Dean, his family and friends at this sad time.

“While we have made a number of arrests we are continuing to piece together the exact circumstances of what took place.

“We have spoken to a number of witnesses at the scene and would like to thank those people, as well as the wider community in Kirkham, for helping to support our investigation.

“We continue to ask anyone who saw what happened but have yet to come forward, to contact us.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone with dashboard mounted camera footage of the collision, or anyone with footage which shows either vehicle travelling on the A583 in the moments before the incident.

“Furthermore we believe the Nissan, described as metallic blue in colour, was driven through the Penwortham and Preston areas towards Kirkham before the collision.

“If you saw this vehicle and have any information or footage, please contact us.”

Anyone with information or dash cam footage is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 1068 of July 18 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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