Police identify men after A66 collision

Police have identified two men who died following the traffic collision on the A66 yesterday.

The driver of the car has been identified as William Bell, aged 85, from Moor Road, Great Broughton.

The driver of the motorcycle has been identified as Iain David Prestwich, aged 49, from Blencogo, Wigton.

Both the rider and driver from both vehicles were pronounced dead at the scene. The road was closed for approximately four hours whilst an investigation was carried out.

If anyone has any information which may assist the investigation please call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for PC 1788 CRAWFORD from the Roads Policing Unit on 101.

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Tributes paid to A66 crash victims

The A66 was closed in both directions due to two road accidents.