Man dies at wheel

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AN elderly Lancaster man died at the wheel of the car he was driving on a rural road.

Police, paramedics and firefighters were called to reports of a one-vehicle collision on Aldcliffe Road, near Aldcliffe, at 3.30pm yesterday afternoon.

But on arrival at the scene on a bend heading southbound past Aldcliffe Hall, they found the 72-year-old driver dead.

It is believed he died after falling ill at the wheel of the Honda Accord, which had ploughed into a hedge.

Police closed the road for three hours.