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Man dies in crash with lorry

A 92-year-old man has died after his car crashed with a lorry on the B5305 junction in Wigton, Cumbria.

The incident happened near the A595 at about 12pm, today, Thursday 5 June.

His family are being supported and emergency services are at the scene.

The road is closed between Syke Road and Lowmoor Road. Police are advising motorists to avoid the area.

A66 crash death toll rises

A fourth person has died following a road traffic accident yesterday.

A 66 year old man from Furness died after a crash involving his motorbike on the A595 in the Whicham Valley near Millom.

In total, three motorcyclists have died along with a car driver in incidents on the A66 near Cockermouth, the A684 near Sedbergh and the A595 near Millom.

The accidents took place within the space of 2 and a half hours yesterday afternoon.


Two men in a serious condition following A595 crash near Egremont

Two men have been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a three vehicle crash on the A595.

A 70 year old male driver of a Mitsubishi was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Preston Hospital. He is in a serious condition.

A 37 year old male driver of a Ford Ranger from Ulverston has been taken to West Cumberland Hospital. He is described in a serious but stable condition.

A third vehicle, a dropside lorry, was driven by a male who was unhurt.

The road remains closed between St Thomas Cross roundabout and Blackbeck roundabout.

Tributes paid to "loving and caring" man killed in crash

The family and friends of a man who died after his car was involved in a crash have paid tribute to a “loving, caring and fun loving person.”

Daniel Staples, known as Podge, died following a road traffic collision on the A595 on Tuesday 21 January. He was driving a Vauxhall Vectra when it collided with a milk tanker.

Daniel’s parents, Tony and Kath Staples have described how their son was:

“Loving and caring towards all his friends and family. He was an outgoing lad who was always full of fun. He had just started his career after working so hard to get qualified and was looking forward to being best man at his friend’s wedding this year and was planning the stag do.

“We all miss him so much and are still coming to terms that he has gone. His passing has left an void in our lives that he, with his presence and vitality, filled. There was never a dull moment with him around.”

Police are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to the collision to come forward.

Man named in fatal A595 crash

Police have named a man who died in a collision on the A595 as Daniel Ian Staples, from Carlisle.

The 28-year-old was killed when his car - a Vauxhall Vectra - collided with a milk tanker just before 8am on Tuesday 21 January.

The driver of the tanker, a 64-year-old man from Fletchertown was uninjured.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to get in contact with the Roads Policing Unit at Cumbria Police on 101.


One dead in A595 road crash

A man has died after a crash on the A595.

Emergency services were called to the scene between Cardewlees and Nealhouse junction at 7:57am today after a car and a HGV collided.

Emergency service remain on scene and all motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Diversion routes for vehicles travelling east into the city are B5303 from Red Dial to the M6 at junction 41 and North.

For vehicles travelling west from Carlisle is Dalston B5299 onto the B5305 to Red Dial and west.

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