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Man dies in A66 collision

The A66 at Crackenthorpe Credit: Google Maps

A man has died in a crash on the A66 in east Cumbria.

The collision happened on the A66 at Crackenthorpe at around 5.50pm on Friday December 29.

It involved a Nissan 370Z and a Mercedes HGV.

The driver of the Nissan, Freddie Maitland, aged 28, of Kirkcudbright, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary but despite the best efforts of medical staff died from his injuries.

The driver of the HGV, a 34-year-old man, was unhurt.

The road was closed for over 6 hours whilst forensic collision investigations were carried out.

Anybody who stopped at the scene, especially any vehicles that were travelling Westbound, towards Penrith, are asked to contact police.

Police are especially keen to speak to the driver of a grey VW Golf that stopped on the grass verge adjacent to the collision scene.