Man dies after car crash in Whitehaven

A man has died after a car crashed into a wall in Cumbria.

A green Volkswagen Bora crashed into a wall at about 14:30 GMT close to the Howgate Hotel in Whitehaven, a police spokesman said.

He said the man, who was driving the car and is believed to be in his 70s, was taken to West Cumberland hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police are investigating the cause of the collision and are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

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