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Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Police name victims of West Cumbria A66 crash

Two men who died in a crash on the A66 on Sunday have been named.

William Bell, 85, of Moor Road, Great Broughton, was driving a blue Hyundai i10 and Iain David Prestwich, 49, of Blencogo, who was riding a black Yamaha motorbike, died at the scene of the incident, near the Old Station House at Embleton.

Mr Prestwich was driving from Cockermouth towards Keswick when his motorbike collided with Mr Bell’s car at about 12.55pm.

The road was closed for about four hours while police investigated.

Officers are appealing to anyone who may of seen the incident, and are also keen to speak to the driver of a Mitsubishi 4x4 which was towing a horsebox travelling towards Keswick who may have witnessed the collision.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

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