Lancaster man dies at the wheel

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A PENSIONER from Lancaster was found dead after his car crashed into a hedge near the city centre.

Alan Howson, 72, was pronounced dead at the scene after his Honda Accord came off Aldcliffe Road in Lancaster at around 3.30pm on Monday, January 24.

It is believed he died after falling ill at the wheel.

Police are appealing for witnesses and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision is now underway.

Anybody with any information should contact police on 08451 253545 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.