Man, 58, and 15-year-old girl die in north Cumbria crash

A teenager and a 58-year-old man have died in a two-vehicle accident on a north Cumbrian road. In a statement this morning, Cumbria Police confirmed that the two died following a collision on the B5302 near Abbeytown yesterday afternoon. The tragedy happened at around 1.30pm.

That was when police were alerted to a report of the two vehicle road collision. The accident involved a Vauxhall Astra car and a HGV. The police statement said: “As a result of the collision, the driver of the Astra, a 58 year-old man and the front seat passenger, a 15 year old girl, both from Silloth, sadly died at the scene.

Their family have been informed and a Family Liaison Officer has been appointed.” The driver of the HGV, a 46-year-old woman from Carlisle, was taken to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle. She was taken there as a precaution, said police.

In the meantime, any person who witnessed the collision or has any relevant information is asked to contact PC2422 Motum or Sergeant 1929 Bainbridge on 101.

You can also email 101@cumbria.police.uk, quoting log 104 of the 12th August 2019.

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