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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.”