Police identify man who died in collision with lamppost on Stanground Bypass


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Police have tonight identified a man who died after his car struck a lamppost on the Stanground Bypass, this morning.

Philip Howes, 56, of Juno Way, Peterborough, was driving a red Ford Fiesta, which crashed on the A605 shortly after 7.40am.

A police spokesman said: “He suffered a medical episode which caused him to lose control of the car and crash into a lamppost.”

An ambulance and the air ambulance were among the emergency crews called to assist Mr Howes, however he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust said: “We were called to a road traffic collision at the Stanground Bypass in Peterborough at 7.40am today.

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“An ambulance, two rapid response vehicles, an ambulance officer and the East Anglian Air ambulance attended.

“Despite the best efforts of emergency services, the patient sadly died at the scene.”

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The bypass was closed for several hours after the collision.

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