Probe into linkway crash to continue

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Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of an 80-year-old man who was killed as he crossed the road.

Albert Farrington, 80, was crossing the A570 at last Tuesday at around 10.30am when he was struck by a grey Ford Fiesta on the southbound carriageway.

The female motorist was uninjured but was treated in hospital for shock.

Mr Farrington, a retired council painter and decorator, lived in Rainhill but originally came from Sutton Manor.

His wife Mildred described him as a “loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who was proud to have served in the army during National Service”.

g Witnesses should call 0151 777 5444.