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Monday, 24 November 2014

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Man dies in road accident on A595

Police are currently dealing with a fatal road traffic collision that occurred this morning on the A595 at Mealsgate, near Wigton.

The collision involved a wagon driven by a 52-year-old man, who suffered minor injuries, and a car driven by man who died.

Neither driver is local to Cumbria.

Police are now working to formally identify him and inform his immediate family.

Meanwhile, the A66 eastbound carriageway has now reopened after another serious crash this morning.

The collision involved a van driven by a man from Manchester who was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle via Air Ambulance and is in a critical condition.

A Vauxhall Astra was also involved and was driven by a 28-year-old man from Cockermouth. He was taken to West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven and has suffered minor injuries.

The other vehicle was a HGV driven by a 66-year-old man from Maryport. He suffered no injuries.

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