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Man seriously injured in M74 crash

The crash happened at around 4:10am. Credit: ITV Border

A 68 year-old man is in a serious condition in hospital following a crash on the M74 this morning.

At around 4.10am, police were called to a report of a crash involving an articulated lorry that had overturned on the northbound carriageway of the M74 at junction 21 near Kirkpatrick Fleming.

The 68 year-old driver of the lorry was taken by ambulance to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary where hospital staff describe his condition as serious.

The northbound carriageway has been closed since the crash while the police and other agencies including Transport Scotland secure the lorry's heavy load and prevent a damaged refrigerated container splitting open.

Traffic is being diverted along the B7076. Police say they hope to re-open the motorway this afternoon.

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Woman who died in car crash has been named

A woman who died in a car crash in West Cumbria has been named.

Yvonne Hetherington-Tunstall, 48, from Curzon Street, Maryport, was involved in a collision on Tuesday 13 May.

It happened at about 11:20pm on the B5300 Silloth to Maryport road near the Cross Cannonby junction.

She was treated by emergency services, but died at the scene.

Anyone with any information should contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to PC Martin Renney.

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