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Fatal accident on A595

A man in his early 60s has died after an accident on the A595.

He was driving a Renault Laguna that collided with a Tarmac Lorry near Moota this afternoon.

He died at the scene.

A female passenger from the Laguna has been airlifted to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle with arm and head injuries.

The lorry driver was taken to the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven with head injuries.

Lorry driver named after fatal crash

The police have released details of the man who died when his lorry overturned at junction 42 of the M6 yesterday morning.

He's 42 year old Matthew Edward Fulcher from Ferryside, Carmarthenshire in South Wales.

His family have released a statement in tribute to a person they call a ‘big man with a huge heart’.

Matt was the best kind of man imaginable, whose good heart equaled his great physical stature, loved by all whose lives he touched, and a truly wonderful father who was his little girl’s hero. He will be deeply and profoundly missed. His passing leaves us all devastated and with the utmost resolve to ensure this great man’s memory is kept alive for his beloved daughter, Kimi.

– Meriel Fulcher, Matthew Fulcher's wife

Mr Fulcher's lorry crashed just after 7am yesterday morning.

It was the only vehicle involved.

His family say he was an experienced lorry driver and had begun driving HGVs shortly after leaving school.


Lorry driver dies in accident at Carlisle roundabout

A lorry driver has died in an accident at junction 42 on the M6 in Cumbria.

The man involved in the one-vehicle incident was pronounced dead at the scene.

The roundabout at junction 42 is partially closed and diversions are in place:

  • Motorists travelling north on the M6 are not able to exit at junction 42 and instead are advised to use junction 43.
  • Motorists travelling south on the M6 are advised to use junction 43 or junction 41.
  • Motorists travelling north on the A6 are able to travel onto Dalston as traffic will be diverted into Carlisle via Durdar Road.

M6 Cumbria: J42 closed due to accident

Scene of the crash at junction 42 on the M6 Credit: ITV News Border

The motorway slip road at junction 42 on the M6 in Cumbria is closed in both directions, due to an overturned lorry.

Motorists are advised to use junctions 43 and 41 instead.

The road is expected to remain closed for several hours.

The overturned lorry at junction 42 on the M6 Credit: ITV News Border