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Police name man who died in Kirkham collision

Police name man killed in Kirkham Photo: PA

Police in Lancashire have named a man who died after an incident in Kirkham.

Officers say that they believe he was Andrew Dean, who was 46 and from Wesham.

Emergency services were called to the junction of Freckleton Street and the Kirkham Bypass yesterday afternoon.

They found Mr. Dean in the road suffering from head injuries, and he as pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives believe he had been driving a white Renault Master van westbound on the A583 when he was involved in an altercation with another motorist driving a metallic blue Nissan Micra car.

Both vehicles later stopped close to the junction with Freckleton Street and Mr Dean got out of the van to speak to the Nissan driver. It is believed the Nissan then collided with Mr Dean who suffered fatal injuries.

At around 4.45pm police stopped a blue Nissan Micra between junctions 6 and 5 of the M61 and arrested four people.

These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts remain with Mr Dean, his family and friends at this sad time.

While we have made a number of arrests we are continuing to piece together the exact circumstances of what took place.

We have spoken to a number of witnesses at the scene and would like to thank those people, as well as the wider community in Kirkham, for helping to support our investigation.

We continue to ask anyone who saw what happened but have yet to come forward, to contact us.

We are particularly keen to speak to anyone with dashboard mounted camera footage of the collision, or anyone with footage which shows either vehicle travelling on the A583 in the moments before the incident.

Furthermore we believe the Nissan, described as metallic blue in colour, was driven through the Penwortham and Preston areas towards Kirkham before the collision. If you saw this vehicle and have any information or footage, please contact us.

– Det Ch Insp Eric Halford, Lancashire Police