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Family pay tribute to teenage crash victim

Robin Hewitt Credit: Hewitt family

The family of a teenager who died in a crash in Penrith on Thursday (7th March) have paid tribute to a ‘much loved’ man who was a ‘devoted dad’.

19-year-old Robin Hewitt, from Milner Mount in Penrith, died in the accident near Eamont Bridge.

He was a passenger in a BMW car which hit a tree by the side of the B5320.

The 23-year-old driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A spokesperson from Robin's family said:

"Robin was a much loved son and brother and was a devoted father to Leon.

“He will be very sadly missed by his parents Susan and Phillip, his brothers, Robert and Ross, and all the extended family members.”


One dead in Lochmaben crash

A man has died in a crash on the A709 between Lochmaben and Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway.

The 23-year-old was driving a white Honda CRX when the incident happened at around 10.15pm last night (30th January).

The driver died at the scene and a 21-year-old male passenger was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary after sustaining serious injuries.

His condition is described as serious but stable.

Both men are thought to be local.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or seen the car before the accident is asked to contact police on 0845 600 5701.

Motorists urged to exercise caution in wintry weather

The northbound stretch of the motorway between J37 and J38 was shut at around 9.40pm to allow vehicles to be recovered and for accident investigators to carry out investigations.

A spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said:

Nobody was trapped in their vehicles, so fire crews assisted the ambulance service with casualty care and first aid."

– Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service

The road is now re-opened but police are urging motorists to take extra care while a weather warning remains in place until 11am Sunday due to predictions of wintry showers and ice.


Married couple killed in Borders crash named

Two people who were killed in a road accident in the Scottish Borders have been named.

53-year-old Derek Peoples and his 51-year-old wife Avril Peoples, both from Kelso, died on Sunday 23rd December.

The couple were travelling in their silver Kia Cee'd on the A697 when it collided with a red Hyundai at around 2.45pm.

The incident happened around one mile south of the junction with the A68 at Carfraemill.

Mrs Peoples was treated at the scene, but died as a result of her injuries.

Mr Peoples was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment, where he later died.

Two people who were in the Hyundai suffered minor injuries and were also taken to hospital.

Lothian and Borders Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

Tribute to 'well respected business man'

Mr Telford was killed in an accident near Wigton Credit: Cumbria Police

The family of Michael, known as Mike, Telford have paid tribute to him following a fatal road traffic collision.

The accident happened on 6th December 2012, around 4pm on the B5302 near to Wheyrigg Hall close to the town of Wigton. Mr Telford was taken to the Cumberand Infirmary but was later died.

The family of Mike Telford have today paid tribute to a Husband, Father and Grandfather, they said:

"Mike was a well-known and respected Carlisle Business Man. He was the owner of Telford Group having Citroen and Skoda Car Dealerships in the City. Mike had a keen interest in Motor Sport and Cars.

"Mike leaves behind his wife Shirley, Son Gregor and daughters Kerry and Lindsay. Also Grandchildren Jessica, Ella, Harry, Jack and Thomas."

A second vehicle, a Vauxhall Corsa was also involved and the driver, a man aged 21 from Maryport was treated for minor injuries.

Police are appealing to anyone who was on that stretch of road around the time of the accident or just before to contact them on 101.

Crash victim named

A man who died after a crash involving two cars near Wigton has been named. He was 75 year old Michael John Telford from Warwick on Eden in Carlisle.

The crash happened on the B5302 near to Wheyrigg Hall just after 4pm on December 6th.

Mr Telford, who had been driving a Citroen Kew, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary died shortly after.

The road was closed for around five hours. A 21 year old male driver from Maryport was treated for minor injuries and is helping police with their enquiries. The road was closed for five hours.

A male driver of a Vauxhall Corsa aged 21, from Maryport was treated for minor injuries and is helping the police with their enquiries.

Anyone who may have witnesses the crash or have any information about what may have led to it should contact Cumbria Police on 101.

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