A 19-year-old woman has been killed in a crash on the A66 between Workington and Cockermouth this morning.
The collision happened around 8.00am between the Chapel Brow roundabout at Bridgefoot and Broughton Cross, involving a Citroen C3 car and a Citroen Berlingo van.
The driver of the Citroen C3 car – a 19-year-old woman - was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver and passenger in the Citroen Berlingo suffered minor injuries.
The road remains closed in both directions between Chapel Brow roundabout at Bridgefoot and Broughton Cross.
Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident.
The A66 is closed in west Cumbria between Chapel Brow roundabout (Bridgefoot) and Brougton Cross, following a serious collision earlier this morning.
The incident, involving a Citroen and a BMW, happened around 8.00am.
The road is likely to be closed for some time and drivers are asked to avoid the area.
A suspected gas leak in Flimby has closed the A596 and is causing disruption to journeys on rail services between Whitehaven and Carlisle.
Police are dealing with the incident on Station Road, where properties in the area are being evacuated.
Police are urging people to stay away from the scene.
Strikes will go ahead tomorrow causing more disruption to passengers after weeks of delays and cancellations earlier this year.Read the full story ›
Train operator Northern is funding a marketing campaign urging people to visit Cumbria after a string of rail delays and cancellations.Read the full story ›
Cumbria and southern Scotland among the worst in the UK for phone signal, according to a recent study.Read the full story ›
Tourism numbers have fallen in the Scottish Borders, according to figures released by Visit Scotland.Read the full story ›
Rail passengers in Cumbria and southern Scotland are facing another weekend of disruption with station closures and strike action.Read the full story ›
A website to keep drivers informed of the £5 million A66 Eden Valley improvements has launched. The work will be over 7 weekends.Read the full story ›
A new runway has opened at Carlisle Lake District Airport - but the wait for scheduled passenger flights continues after a series of delaysRead the full story ›