Appeal for witnesses after man dies in crash

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a Lancaster man sadly died following a collision in Caton.

The incident happened on Sunday, July 12, at 11.25pm on Low Road.

It is thought that a silver Honda Civic with a driver, aged 27 and front passenger inside, also 27 from Lancaster, has lost control on a slight left hand bend resulting in it colliding with a stone wall.

The 27-year-old driver, who can be named as Martin Stables, sadly died at the scene.

The 27-year-old passenger was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary in a serious condition where he remains.

Road policing officer Sgt Sean Cunningham said: “This is a tragic incident where a man had sadly lost his life and our thoughts remain with his family at this terribly sad time.

“If you witnessed this incident or have any information about it at all, please get in contact with us. “Similarly, if you saw a silver Honda car in the area in the time just before 11.25pm, please call us.”

Anyone with information can contact Sgt 1915 Sean Cunningham on 101 quoting incident reference 1642 of July 12. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at