Southsea man, 67, who died after car crash named

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A 67-YEAR-OLD man died after the car he was driving crashed into railings at the roadside.

Alan Ellicott, from Western Parade, Southsea, was driving a white Renault Trafic panel van in Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, when the vehicle left the road.

Efforts were made to resuscitate Mr Ellicott at the scene and he was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham where he was later pronounced dead.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened at about 4pm on Friday.

Police say they are still trying to establish the cause of the crash.

The road was shut for two hours while police investigated the collision and examined the scene.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact PC Melanie Adcock at Fratton Roads Policing Unit on 101.

Alternatively call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111 where information can be left anonymously.