OAP from Bolton-le-Sands who died after crash named by police

A 90-year-old man from Bolton-le-Sands has died in hospital following a crash early this morning.
A 90-year-old man from Bolton-le-Sands has died in hospital following a crash early this morning.
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Police have named a 90-year-old man from Bolton-le-Sands who died in hospital following a crash.

Ken Townson was a passenger in a Vauxhall Astra which collided with a blue Honda Jazz on the A591 at Ings at 12.10pm on Saturday August 6.

The 90-year-old was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital where he died on Monday morning.

Mr Townson’s family said: ““Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad you will be sadly missed.

“We will treasure every memory and you will remain in our hearts and thoughts always.”

The Astra was driven by a 56-year-old man from Bolton-le-Sands, who is in a serious but stable condition in the Royal Preston Hospital.

The Honda was driven by an 81-year-old woman from Staveley who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have identified the woman as Maureen Runswick.

She leaves behind two daughters and two grandchildren, who said she will be sorely missed.

The road was closed for five hours whilst emergency services dealt with the incident and police carried out collision investigation work.

Cumbria police are appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact PC Marc Holmes of the Mobile Support Group based at Kendal.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.