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13-year-old who died in crash named by police

The crash happened at around 2:20pm between Stoneraise and Ivegill, near Carlisle. Credit: PA

Police have confirmed a 13-year-old girl killed in a crash on Monday afternoon is local teenager Ingrid Messenger.

Ingrid was travelling with her mother and 14-year-old sister in a car at the time of the collision.

Her sister is said to have suffered minor injuries and her mother, who was driving the car, was taken to the RVI - her condition is described as stable.

The crash happened at around 2:20pm between Stoneraise and Ivegill, near Carlisle. The road was closed for several hours for investigations.

Two other vehicles were involved in the collision - a Landrover and a van.

Both drivers, a 45-year-old man and a 60-year-old man, were treated at the scene for shock and minor injuries.

Ingrid was a student at Caldew School in Dalston. Headteacher, Ms Jackson, has paid tribute to her :

We are deeply saddened to hear about the tragic loss of one of our students. Ingrid was exceptional in many ways and contributed fully to all aspects of life at Caldew School.

She was a highly conscientious student who always gave her best and was a delight to have as a member of our close school community. She actively took part in many school events including the school choir, performing arts productions and was a pupil librarian.

Ingrid was always kind and supportive of others and we will miss her greatly. We send our sincere condolences to her family, our thoughts go out to her sister who is also a member of our school and we will do all we can to support her."

– Ms Vicki Jackson, Headteacher of Caldew School, Dalston

A west Cumbrian man was arrested on suspicion of driving offences and on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. He has since been released under investigation.

Witnesses to the incident are asked to call 101.