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Taxi driver died of ‘natural causes’ – police

The overturned taxi which Richard Johnston was driving when he crashed last Friday night. It's been determined he died of natural causes

Police have confirmed that taxi driver Richard Johnston, who was involved in a road crash near Barnes Corner in Southampton at the weekend, died of natural causes.

The 88-year-old driver is believed to have lost control of his vehicle and struck a wall around 9.30pm and had to be extracted from the vehicle by the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service.

He was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance but was pronounced dead later in the evening.

Mr Johnston’s passing has not been classified as a road traffic fatality.