Driver dies in A66 crash

Date: Tuesday 9th October 2018

A DRIVER died in a crash on the A66 near Cockermouth this morning.

A BEEP Fund doctor, the doctor/paramedic crew from Pride of Cumbria air ambulance and paramedic crews from North West Ambulance Service, were called to the two-vehicle collision west of the town at 7-45am.

A spokesman for the BEEP Fund said: "Sadly, despite their significant medical interventions, the driver of one car was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with the family and friends of the deceased."

The two occupants of the other vehicle were taken by land ambulance to West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven, for further checks.