Man found dead in Chippenham on Valentine's Day

A 45-year-old Chippenham man died after being found at the wheel of a car on Loyalty Street.

Police attended just after 7am on Thursday to find the man slumped over the steering wheel of a Renault Scenic.

A Great Western Ambulance Service spokesman said it was called at 7.07am and told a man was unconscious behind the wheel.

Five minutes later a rapid response vehicle arrived on scene and was joined by an ambulance crew a minute later.

The man’s heart had stopped. He arrived at RUH at 7.57am and was declared dead just after 8am.

Police are not treating the man’s death as suspicious.


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