Driver killed in Wavertree lamppost crash

A man has died after crashing his car into a lamppost in Merseyside.

The 61-year-old motorist, who has not been named but comes from the Huyton area, was driving his car on Smithdown Road, Wavertree, on Tuesday afternoon.

He was taken to hospital where he later died, police said.

Smithdown Road, between Penny Lane and Ramilies Road, was closed for about four hours following the accident. Police have appealed for any witnesses to get in touch.

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