17-year-old girl killed in Christmas Eve car accident

A teenage girl was killed in the accident. Credit: PA

A 17-year-old girl has been killed and two men seriously injured in a car crash on Christmas Eve.

The teenager was a passenger in a blue Fiat Punto, when it and a white Mini Cooper collided near Cockermouth. She was taken to Cumberland Infirmary with critical injuries and died yesterday evening.

The 18-year-old driver of the Punto and 23-year-old Mini driver are both in a serious condition in hospital.

The road between Tallentire and Gilcrux was closed from 5:15pm until midnight.