A RETIRED HGV driver has died after being the passenger of a vehicle involved in a crash.

Edward Lamb, 85, died on May 28 at the John Radcliffe Hospital after being transported to the Headington site following a crash on May 22.

An inquest opening at Oxford Coroner’s Court on Thursday (June 13) heard that he was the passenger in a vehicle involved in a crash but it is unknown where the collision took place.

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After a post-mortem examination, a medical cause of death has been provided as ‘rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm’.

He was a widowed man who lived in Furlongs, Drayton.

Area coroner Nicholas Graham has set a date for a full inquest to take place at the same court on November 18 at 10am.