UPDATE: 'Slumped' driver found dead at wheel

A man who was found slumped over the wheel of a car following a minor collision in Thornton has been pronounced dead at the scene.

Tuesday, 19th September 2017, 8:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th September 2017, 8:55 pm

The crash happened at around 6.35pm on Church Road close to the Village Practice. A vehicle had collided with the man's stationary car.

A police spokesman said: "It would appear that this car has been parked and another car has gone into him.

"The other driver has seen this male slumped in the seat and did nothing, thinking that he was fast asleep, drunk or on drugs.

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"We were called by a witness.

"We do not believe the cause of the death is to do with the accident as it was a very low speed collision. We believe there was a medical cause for the death and it is not being treated as suspicious."

Police are currently working to identify the man, who is believed to be aged between 40 and 50-years-old. Officers remain at the scene as of 7.30pm.