Man, 64, dies in hospital after crash on A6 south of Shap

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A man who was taken to hospital after a crash in Cumbria has died, police have confirmed.

Emergency services were called to reports of a collision on the A6, south of Shap, at 6.45pm on Wednesday 6th April.

Police, the fire service, ambulance and air ambulance staff all attended the scene, which involved one car - a Kia Sportage.

Two people who were in the car were treated at the scene and taken by ambulance to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

The driver, a 64-year-old man, later died in hospital. His family say he suffered a medical episode behind the wheel.

The passenger – a 14-year-old girl – was not seriously hurt.

Police would like to hear from any witnesses who were travelling along the A6 at 6:45pm, who may have seen a black Kia or who stopped at the scene and didn’t manage to pass details to the police. Contact 101, referring to incident 176 of April 6.