Woman dies in horror crash

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A WOMAN has died following a road accident in St Michael’s.

Wendy Hartley, 63, from Cabus, Garstang, was a passenger in a purple Citroen car travelling on Blackpool Road, St Michael’s On Wyre, at around 11.15am on Saturday.

Police said the driver seemed to have lost control for an unknown reason and the car collided with a black Suzuki 4x4 travelling in the opposite direction.

Ms Hartley suffered serious injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital, where she died some time later. The drivers of both cars were treated for minor injuries.

Blackpool Road was closed for around four-and-a-half hours to allow accident investigations to be carried out.

* More on this story in this week’s Garstang Courier, out on Wednesday, February 8