Six-year-old girl dies from injuries sustained in Barton crash

Posted on - 17th August, 2023 - 1:15pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Garstang, Preston News, Wyre News
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A six-year-old girl has died in hospital from injuries sustained in a crash on Tuesday (15 August).


Preston Police said her family were by her bedside as she passed away during Thursday morning.

Update: Family release tribute to Millie Gribble who died following the A6 crash

The girl, a pedestrian, and two other children were taken to hospital after a collision involving a van in Garstang Road (A6) at Barton on Tuesday at 1.15pm.

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A 14-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl also suffered injuries and remain in hospital for treatment.

A 59-year-old man from Nateby, near Garstang, has been released under investigation after being arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury.

Sergeant Rebecca Price of the road policing unit said: “A little girl has very sadly lost her life as a result of this collision and my thoughts are with her loved ones. I cannot begin to imagine what they are going through at this time.

“Our investigation into this collision is ongoing and I would continue to appeal to anyone with information or footage to get in touch.”

Anyone with information or who witnessed the crash is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 733 of August 15 2023 or email

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