Death – Lancashire Constabulary – Witness appeal after pedestrian dies in collision in Skelmersdale

Death – Obituary

We are appealing for information after a pedestrian was sadly killed following a collision in Skelmersdale.

The incident occurred at around 9.25pm last night (December 26th) on Southway when a Skoda Octavia entered the dual carriageway from Bone Island. It was then involved in a collision with a man, aged in his 30s.

The man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

A 29-year-old man from Skelmersdale was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving – excess drugs and causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drink or drugs. He remains in police custody.

We are now appealing for information about the incident and would like to speak to anybody who saw it, saw either the pedestrian or Skoda in the moments before it happened or who has dashcam or CCTV showing any part of the incident.

Sgt Martin Wilcock, of the Lancashire Police TacOps team, said: “This was a tragic incident and first and foremost our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who died.

“We are now working extremely hard to piece together what happened and are asking anybody with information about this collision to get in touch.

“If you have any information at all, please let us know.”

Anybody with information should contact 101, quoting log 1076 of December 26th.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.