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A66 remains closed after five car crash

The A66 near Brough remains closed following the a road traffic collision involving five vehicles.

Police say the road is expected to be open within the hour, by about 5pm and are asking motorists to avoid the area and seek alternative routes.

Emergency services were called at 1:08pm today, Friday 22 August.

Vehicles involved:

· Renault Master, male aged 61

· Renault Traffic, male aged 21

· Alfa Romeo, female aged 48

· Vauxhall Zafira, male aged 42

· Landrover Freelander, female aged 29

The driver of the Renault Traffic has been transported to the Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary with non-life threatening injuries.

£170,000 to repair A66 at Brough

Roadworks have begun at the A66 at Brough to make repairs to the road's surface.

The work began earlier this week, and is expected to continue into the middle of August.

Three projects are being carried out by the Highways Agency to remove potholes, tackle surface wear and renew road studs and markings.

The work will take place along the route between Brough and Stainmore.

All the work is being done overnight and the routes is being kept open at all times although lane closures will be in place at times and on occasion drivers will be stopped ahead of the roadworks and led past them in 10mph convoys. A 40mph speed limit will be in place during the work.

– Peter Gee, Highways Agency


Man in custody following A66 crash

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving offences following a crash on the A66 this morning.

He was driving a lorry that was involved in a collision with a van near Brough, Kirby Stephen, at 8:20am today, Wednesday 21 May.

The lorry driver was not injured but a 60-year-old man, who was driving the van, was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary at Newcastle with serious injuries.

The road is now open after is was closed for a number of hours while an investigation took place.

Man involved in crash airlifted to hospital

A man has been airlifted to hospital following a crash on the A66 near Brough, Kirby Stephen.

The man, who was driving the van, is believed to have potentially serious injuries.

Police are asking drivers to find alternatives routes as the road remains closed. Traffic is being re-directed at Coupland Beck and Penrith.

The collision happened today, Wednesday 21 May, at 8:20am.


Brough man denies causing death by careless driving

A 49 year old man has appeared at Carlisle Crown Court accused of causing the death of his partner by careless driving. John Trevor Dent denied causing the death of Rose-Marie Valente, 49, in February last year by driving without due care and attention and exceeding the legal alcohol limit.

Dent spoke only to confirm his name and enter a plea. Valente, a mother-of-five from Woodside Crescent in Bingley, West Yorkshire, was found dead on a road near to Dent's home at Swindale Grange in Brough on the morning of February 27th.

Dent was bailed on condition he stays at his home address. He will appear at court again on March 4th when a trial date will be set.

Man charged in connection with woman's death

Black Bull Lane in Brough Credit: ITV Border

A man has been charged following an investigation into the death of a woman in a Cumbrian village.

The body of Rose Marie Valente, who was from West Yorkshire, was found in a lane in Brough on February 27th.

Rose-Marie Valente Credit: Cumbria Police

49 year old Trevor Dent from Brough has been charged with drink driving and will appear in court next month.

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