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Fatal crash on A66 near Warcop

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A woman has died following a road traffic collision on the A66 near Warcop.

Police were called at 4:53pm yesterday following a crash involving two vehicles.

The road between Brough and Kemplay roundabout was closed in both directions while emergency services dealt with the situation.

Man and child killed in A66 crash named

Tony and Michael Jopson Credit: Cumbria Police

A man and child who died following a road traffic collision on the A66 at Crackenthorpe have been named.

Michael Jopson, aged 25, and Tony Jopson, aged 18 months, both of Old Tebay, Penrith, died at the scene of the collision on Monday 25th May 2015.

Michael and his two sons were travelling in the Peugeot 307. The second child, aged under one, was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary. His condition is serious but stable.

The family have paid tribute to Michael and Tony in a statement issued via Cumbria Police.

The statement said:

"Michael was the centre of his family’s world, tragically taken he has left a world shattered. Loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother, nephew and cousin who has filled our lives with joy, smiles and happiness and whose jokes never got any better.

“Tony, our budding little gardener and minion super-fan, has been snatched from our hearts, taken too soon, leaving behind his little brother Logan who requires our prayers at this dreadful time.

“Devoted wife and mother Tamarah has been left with no words, and only the strength to focus on Logan’s recovery. To have had her soulmate and her first born, both of whom meant the world to her, taken from her so suddenly has caused great distress.

“Both Michael and Tony leave behind a big hole in the hearts of their immediate and extended family and friends who are all left in shock but would like to thank the local community for their support.

“Our thanks go to Cumbria Police, the North Air Ambulance Service and the team at the RVI Hospital, without whom Logan would not have received the critical medical attention he required.”

– Family statement

Police were called at 5:11pm following a two vehicle road traffic collision on the eastbound carriageway.

The vehicles involved were a HGV and a black Peugeot 307.

Michael and his two sons were travelling in the Peugeot 307. The second child, aged under 1, was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary. His condition is serious but stable.

The driver of the HGV, a 47 year old man from County Tyrone, was unhurt.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact police on 101 and ask to speak to the Operational Support Unit.


Investigations continue into fatal A66 crash

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Investigations are ongoing into the A66 crash between a lorry and a car that killed a 25-year-old man from Penrith and a one-year-old child.

It happened at 5.10pm on Bank Holiday Monday at Crackenthorpe near Appleby.

Cumbria Police are still keen to hear from witnesses to the crash as they try to establish the cause.

Two dead and baby seriously injured in crash

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A driver and a child passenger have died and a young baby has been seriously injured in a traffic collision on the A66 at Crackenthorpe in Cumbria.

Police were called to the scene after a Peugeot 307 was in a collision with a HGV.

Officers say the driver of the car, a man from the Penrith area, and a child passenger died at the scene.

A second child, under the age of one, was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

The driver of the HGV, a 47-year-old man from County Tyrone, was unhurt.

Family members of those who died are being supported by specially trained officers.


Police release description of potential crash witness

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Police Scotland has released a description of a man they believe could have witnessed this weekend's fatal crash on the A7.

He is described as being about 35 years of age, and is believed to have been wearing a green coloured anorak and green wellington boots. He may have been carrying a backpack.

The man was seen walking on the A7 road near to the scene of the crash at around 7am on Saturday morning.

Police are asking him to get in contact.

Police name A7 crash victim

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Police Scotland has named the man who was killed in a one vehicle road crash on the A7 near Langholm in the early hours of Saturday 11 April as Scott Cameron.

The 28-year-old was from Corby Hill in Carlisle.

Police are still appealing for witnesses who may have been on the A7 road between Langholm and the scene of the crash which is just south of Skippers Bridge in Langholm.

The vehicle involved was a white coloured Mini One car and appears to have been travelling north when the crash occurred

The main A7 roadway at the scene was closed to allow for a full crash scene investigation to take place. The Procurator Fiscal has been informed.

Death crash in Dumfries and Galloway

Police Scotland are investigating a fatal accident on the A7 around two miles from Langholm yesterday.

It is believed the mini involved crashed down an embankment on the main road between Edinburgh and Carlisle.

The driver died at the scene.

Police believe that the accident occured between 2am and 7:30am and no other vehicles were involved.

The road was closed until 4:30pm with diversions running both north and south.

We are trying to establish the cause of the accident and to find out the exact time it happened. We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the accident or anyone who saw the vehicle registration mark YG64XU during the evening and overnight on Friday.

– Police Scotland

Two die in Borders car crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after two people died in a car crash in the Borders on Friday.

The 24 year driver of a silver Toyota Corolla car died at the scene, along with a 23 year old passenger.

The collision happened around 3:40pm on Friday afternoon on the A6105 Duns to Greenlaw Road.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland.

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