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Pedestrian dies in A66 accident

A man has been killed after bing involved in a road accident on the A66.

The collision happened just before 5.30pm at Braithwaite last night (December 11th).

Cumbria Police say the pedestrian, believed to be in his forties and from the area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Four drivers are helping police with their enquiries, and their cars are being examined by road collision investigators.

The road was closed six hours.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to contact PC John Firth of the Western Roads Policing unit or Sergeant Jo Walker of the Northern roads Policing unit, using the 101 number.

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