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Police name woman, 92, killed in A69 collision

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: PA

Cumbria Police have named a 92-year-old female pedestrian killed in a collision on the A69 near Carlisle.

Eva Rigg, of Aglionby, was involved in a collision with a Honda CBF 1000 motorcycle near her home at around 5pm on 14 December.

Eva Rigg was pronounced dead at the scene, and the motorcyclist, a 65-year-old man from Carlisle, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary with minor injuries.

The road was closed whilst forensic collision investigation work was carried out.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or stopped after the collision at the scene is asked to call 101.

Traffic delays after A69 chemical spill

The road has been closed. Credit: PA

The A69 Eastbound has been closed due to a chemical incident between the A6079 and A68 / B6529 Stagshaw Road (Stagshaw Roundabout).

It's resulting in delays to traffic heading from Cumbria towards Newcastle.

The incident happened on the Bridge End Roundabout, and is particularly affecting traffic heading between Haydon Bridge and Corbridge.

Diversions are in place via the A6079, B6318 and A68.

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Four-year-old girl in hospital after A69 crash

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A four-year-old girl is in a serious condition in hospital after the car she was travelling in was involved in a crash on the A69.

The two-vehicle collision happened between Brampton and Corby Hill at 8.45am.

A 43-year-old woman from Carlisle, who was driving the Vauxhall Astra, was also taken to the Cumberland Infirmary with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

A 46-year-old male driver of a Land Rover, also involved in the crash, did not suffer any injuries.

Roads Minister: Cumbria to North East is 'national pinch point'

The A69 could be made a dual carriageway. Credit: ITV Border

Roads Minister Andrew Jones says there is a "national pinch point" between Cumbria and the North East when it comes to road transport.

He's in Carlisle today, to look at plans to turn two major Cumbrian roads, the A69 and A66, into dual carriageways:

The key thing here is we know we have a national pinch point. We want to improve the east to west connections in the north of our country.

And how do we do that is the question we've asked. And we've asked it in a strategic study, which is going to report next year, and that will form part of our thinking in how we construct future road investment schemes."

– Andrew Jones, Roads Minister
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