A fatal accident drama unfolded outside Ormskirk St Bede's this morning.
Police and ambulance officers attended Prescot Road after the incident in which the 81-year-old driver of a Mitsubishi Colt 'Black Hawk' was pronounced dead at the wheel.
His car collided with a Micra outside the side entrance to the school at 7.53. In the ensuing investigation, Police closed Prescot Road which led to long delays with local diversions into Ormskirk via Black Moss Lane and Ryburn Road.
A police PR officer confirmed it was a death at the wheel, and that there were no suspicious circumstances. They are awaiting an accident report before the pensioner is named and his address released, although he is believed to be local to the Ormskirk area.