MESSAGES of sympathy have poured in after a 72-year-old man died in a crash yesterday afternoon, Monday.

Emergency services were sent to Dentons Green Lane in Dentons Green, near to the Fort Knox warehouse, following a collision there between a Renault Clio and a pedestrian.

The crash happened at around 12.10pm.

The pedestrian, a man from St Helens, was taken to hospital with serious injuries but sadly passed away.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

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Following the tragedy, Star readers expressed their heartfelt sympathy to the man's family on Facebook.

Praise was also given to people who provided help at the scene.

Gill Forshaw said: "Absolutely heartbreaking. R.I.P. My thoughts are with his family."

Susan Skerry said: "My thoughts go to the gentleman and his family at this sad time. God bless you all who helped."

Rebbecca Beesley added: "So very sad, condolences to his family."

Natalie Lester said: "Heartbreaking, so sad, rest in peace."

Meanwhile, police are appealing for information about the crash.

If you witnessed the incident or has any CCTV or dashcam footage contact Merseyside Police on Twitter @MerPolCC or call 101, quoting log number 377.