Accidental deaths

A coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death for two people who were killed in an accident on the A7 near Carlisle last December.

43-year-old lorry driver Ian McQueen from Dumfries, and 23-year-old Rebecca Rennie from Newcastleton both died in the crash.

Coroner Robert Chapman said that ice on the road was not to blame, adding nobody will ever know exactly why the lorry driver drifted onto the wrong side of the road.

He also said Mr McQueen did not have a heart attack or any kind of seizure which may have caused the accident.

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Inquest into A7 deaths

An inquest into the deaths of two people killed on the A7 in Cumbria last December is taking place.