AN 86-year-old man who died after being taken ill following a traffic collision has been named as William Hesketh from Runcorn.

Mr Hesketh was driving a silver Ford Zetec C max on St Helens Linkway close to Elton Head Road on Wednesday, January 22 when he was in collision with a lorry.

Emergency services were called and Mr Hesketh was taken to Whiston Hospital where he died a short time later from ‘natural causes’ said the coroner.