The A596 is still closed following a crash at the Station Road junction in Wigton this morning.
The driver of a Suzuki Swift that crashed head on into an HGV was pronounced dead at the scene. The HGV driver was uninjured.
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A driver has died following a crash on the M6 - the third person killed on Cumbria's roads over the Easter weekend.
Three men opened a cash drawer on a gaming machine and took £100 in cash, leaving the scene in a white Vauxhall Corsa.