Wigton crash death man named

A man who died after a crash involving two cars near Wigton has been named. He was 75 year old Michael John Telford from Warwick on Eden in Carlisle.

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Tribute to 'well respected business man'

Mr Telford was killed in an accident near Wigton Credit: Cumbria Police

The family of Michael, known as Mike, Telford have paid tribute to him following a fatal road traffic collision.

The accident happened on 6th December 2012, around 4pm on the B5302 near to Wheyrigg Hall close to the town of Wigton. Mr Telford was taken to the Cumberand Infirmary but was later died.

The family of Mike Telford have today paid tribute to a Husband, Father and Grandfather, they said:

"Mike was a well-known and respected Carlisle Business Man. He was the owner of Telford Group having Citroen and Skoda Car Dealerships in the City. Mike had a keen interest in Motor Sport and Cars.

"Mike leaves behind his wife Shirley, Son Gregor and daughters Kerry and Lindsay. Also Grandchildren Jessica, Ella, Harry, Jack and Thomas."

A second vehicle, a Vauxhall Corsa was also involved and the driver, a man aged 21 from Maryport was treated for minor injuries.

Police are appealing to anyone who was on that stretch of road around the time of the accident or just before to contact them on 101.

Crash victim named

A man who died after a crash involving two cars near Wigton has been named. He was 75 year old Michael John Telford from Warwick on Eden in Carlisle.

The crash happened on the B5302 near to Wheyrigg Hall just after 4pm on December 6th.

Mr Telford, who had been driving a Citroen Kew, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary died shortly after.

The road was closed for around five hours. A 21 year old male driver from Maryport was treated for minor injuries and is helping police with their enquiries. The road was closed for five hours.

A male driver of a Vauxhall Corsa aged 21, from Maryport was treated for minor injuries and is helping the police with their enquiries.

Anyone who may have witnesses the crash or have any information about what may have led to it should contact Cumbria Police on 101.

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