Mr Williams was going to Yorkshire when the collision occurred
Two police officers accused of causing death by dangerous driving have appeared before Liverpool Crown Court.
Pc Sean Schofield, 38, and Pc Andrew Massingham, 41, are charged in connection with the death of retired academic Peter Williams.
The 67-year-old, of Bolton-le-Sands, died when his car collided with a marked police vehicle in Carnforth, near Lancaster, on 2 November 2006.
Pc Schofield pleaded not guilty and Pc Massingham entered no plea.
His counsel will submit an application to dismiss the case against him on 25 April.
The trial, before Judge Brian Lewis, is due to take place on 15 September.