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Police name driver killed in A65 crash

Gerald Long

Police have confirmed the identity of the man who was sadly killed in a collision on the A65 last Friday (14 September 2018).

He was 84-year-old Gerald Long from Guiseley, West Yorkshire.

The collision involved a blue Ford Fiesta and a white Mercedes Sprinter Tesco delivery van and occurred close to Whinney Mire Lane at around 3.49pm.

The Fiesta which was travelling towards Settle and the Sprinter van was heading in the opposite direction.

The driver of the Fiesta, an 84-year-old man from Guiseley, West Yorkshire, was airlifted to Preston Royal Infirmary. Sadly, he passed away a short time later.

The driver of the Sprinter, a 62-year-old man from Carnforth, Lancashire, escaped with only slight injuries.

Mr Long’s son and daughter have released the following tribute: “Our precious Dad cared primarily for his family; his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will miss him dearly.

“As an active member of the community, he affected the lives of countless others too, and the cards, tributes and messages coming in are proof of his impact and his legacy.”

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