Pensioner named after fatal crash near Wigton

Police have named the 88 year old driver who died in an accident on the the A596 at Wigton yesterday morning.He was George ATKINSON, 88 years from Thursby.The accident happend at 10:45 yesterday morning.

Mr Atkinson's silver Ford Fiesta was in collision with a lorry at the junction of Station Road.Mr Atkinson was taken to the RVI at Newcastle by air ambulance but died shortly after arrival.The driver of the HGV, a man in his 60s from the Silloth area, was uninjured.

The road was closed for 5 hours whilst collision investigation work and the recovery of the vehicles involved was undertaken. Officers from Cumbria Constabulary Roads Policing Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision and are appealing for witnesses.