Officers name Bakewell crash victim

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POLICE have named the driver who was killed following a crash in Bakewell.

The man who was died at the wheel of his car after taking ill on Tuesday has been identified as Geoffrey Walker, of Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield.

The 84-year-old was driving a blue Suzuki estate car at the time of the accident at 1.55pm near the entrance to Haddon Hall on the A6.

The car was travelling in the direction of Rowsley when it went off the road and hit a dry stone wall.

The road was closed while police, ambulance and air ambulance services attended to the scene.

Mr Walker’s wife, who was a passenger in the car at the time, was treated by paramedics at the scene for shock.