Pensioner dies after crash

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A PENSIONER has lost her fight for life after being involved in a horror crash.

Annie Smith, 87, from Ashton near Preston, died today following the incident close to the Bell and Bottle pub on the A583 at Newton at around 5.50pm on Saturday.

The pensioner suffered serious injuries in the crash between a Land Rover Discovery travelling towards Blackpool and a Kia Picanto.

Mrs Smith was the front seat passenger in the Kia.

The drivers of both vehicles were unharmed.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information can call Lancashire Police on 101.

For more on this story see Monday’s Gazette