Bridge crash couple: Tribute

The family of a couple who died after their car plunged off a Cumbrian bridge have paid tribute to them.

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Family tribute for crash couple

The family of Mr and Mrs Murray who died following a car accident in Hoff, Appleby on Saturday has paid tribute to them.

Their car plunged off a bridge and landed in a river, the couple were pronounced dead at the scene.

Steve Murray, their eldest son said on behalf of the family:

“We are all truly shocked and terribly upset by the tragic event on Saturday taking mum and dad away from us; as well as Grand parents and Great Grand parents from our children. It is hard to come to terms with something so shocking and painful. We thank family and friends for their support and such a difficult time.”

– Steve Murray

Bridge crash: couple named

Cumbria police have named the couple who died as when their car fell from a Cumbrian bridge.

They were Mr and Mrs Murray from Appleby.

Mr Alan Murray, aged 73 of Scattergate Crescent in Appleby was driving towards Appleby on Saturday afternoon (30th June) when his vehicle left the road, travelled down an embankment and turned upside down in a beck.

Emergency services, including the Great North Air Ambulance attended the scene. However both Mr Murray and his wife Barbara who was a passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed for four hours while examinations were carried out.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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