Emergency services are dealing with a road traffic collision on the A66 near Braithwaite.
Police were called at 14.58pm today following a four vehicle collision.
The road has been closed on the A66 in both directions close to Braithwaite.
Motorists are asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.
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A pedestrian who died after a road accident involving two cars has been named as Alexander James Patterson.
The 43-year-old, from Old Hall Went in Cockermouth, died on the A66 at Braithwaite on Tuesday (December 11th).
Cumbria Police say that the two cars involved were a BMW 525, driven by a 53-year-old man from Cockermouth and a Peugeot 306 driven by 60-year-old man from Keswick.
Both drivers are cooperating with police enquiries.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact PC John Firth of the Western Roads Policing unit or Sergeant Jo Walker of the Northern roads Policing unit on 101.
A man has been killed after bing involved in a road accident on the A66.
The collision happened just before 5.30pm at Braithwaite last night (December 11th).
Cumbria Police say the pedestrian, believed to be in his forties and from the area, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Four drivers are helping police with their enquiries, and their cars are being examined by road collision investigators.
The road was closed six hours.
Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact PC John Firth of the Western Roads Policing unit or Sergeant Jo Walker of the Northern roads Policing unit, using the 101 number.
The A66 is closed in both directions between the B5292 (Braithwaite) and the B5291 (Dubwath), due to a serious accident.
Traffic is currently being turned around.