Lancashire

Woman, 87, dies after road crash in Kirkham

An elderly passenger who received serious injuries in a road crash on the Fylde Coast has died, police have said.

Annie Smith, 87, from Ashton, in Preston, was in a Kia Picanto when it was involved in a collision with a Land Rover Discovery.

The accident happened at about 17:45 BST on the A583, close to the Bell and Bottle pub near Kirkham, on Saturday.

Ms Smith was taken to hospital where she later died.

Police said the drivers of the vehicles were unhurt.

The road was closed for three hours to allow accident investigation work to take place and police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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