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Witness appeal after 19-year-old man dies in Warton crash

Posted on - 27th June, 2021 - 7:56am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fylde News, Lancashire Police, Warton
Lodge Lane Pic: Google
The crash happened in Lodge Lane Pic: Google

Police are appealing for information after a man sadly died following a crash close to Warton yesterday (Saturday 26 June).

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Officers were called at around 1.05am to the collision involving a Ford Transit Connect van in Lodge Lane, between the junctions of Carr Lane and Huck Lane.

Emergency services attended with a 19-year-old man from Warton found at the scene unresponsive. He was taken to hospital by paramedics but sadly later died.

A 21-year-old man from Warton was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink or drug driving. He is currently in custody.

A 36-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, both from Warton, were taken to hospital for treatment for whiplash injuries. They were later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and are in custody.

A 31-year-old woman, also from Warton, was taken to hospital for treatment to a lower back injury. She has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in hospital.

Lancashire Police are appealing for information following the incident and are keen to speak to anyone who saw the vehicle described in the moments before the collision.

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Sgt Steve Hardman, of Lancashire Police’s Serious collisions investigation unit, said: “These are very sad and tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with the man and his family at this difficult time.

“We have made a number of arrests but would be keen to speak to anyone who saw a Ford Transit Connect van in the area around 1am on Saturday.

“If you have any information and can help us please come forward.”

Anyone with information can call 101 or email 2385@lancashire.police.uk quoting log 0087 of June 26.


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