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19-year-old woman killed in A66 crash

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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.


Gas leak shuts A596 at Flimby and disrupts rail services

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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.

Trains between Whitehaven and Carlisle may be cancelled, delayed or revised, with disruption expected to continue until 1.00pm.

Police are urging people to stay away from the scene.


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