Pensioner dies after car crashes down grass bank near A45 in Northampton

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Investigators appeal for witnesses after incident in early hours of Saturday

Police have confirmed a driver in his 70s died after his car crashed and careered down a grass bank just off the A45 in Northampton during the early hours of Saturday morning (November 26).

The victim was driving a black Kia Picanto on Ferris Row, near the Riverside retail park, at around 12.20am when it left the carriageway and rolled towards a nearby car dealership. Crash investigators say the are still looking into what caused the car to leave the road.

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A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said the driver was treated by paramedics at the scene but was sadly pronounced dead in hospital, adding: “We would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or captured the collision on a dashcam.”

Anyone with information can email [email protected] or call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615 or Northamptonshire Police on 101 using incident number: 22000691910.