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Family pay tribute to woman who died in A689 crash

Maureen Smith. Photo: Cumbria Police Facebook page
The scene of the accident. Credit: ITV News

The woman who died in yesterday’s collision on the A689 near Carlisle has been named as Maureen Smith, aged 86, of Heads Nook, Brampton.

It is with great sadness that Maureen (Mo) has so tragically been taken from us.

She was a very much loved mum, grandma, great grandma, sister and aunty who had many friends.

She was a great believer in helping others dedicating a lot of time to family, friends, supporting charities and those in need. We will treasure every memory of her.

– Family tribute

The collision happened around 3:20 pm yesterday, on the A689 at its junction with Irthington.

It involved a white Fiat Panda, driven by Maureen Smith, a Mercedes HGV, driven by a 43-year-old Polish man, and a black Ford Fiesta, driven by a 19-year-old man from Brampton, who was not injured.

The HGV driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in custody.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward, and in particular would like to identify two drivers, who are believed to have been stationary waiting to turn onto the A689 from Irthington, at the at the time of the collision.