Man dies after fatal A66 collision between two lorries

A man has died following a serious crash on the A66 earlier this morning (December 22). Two HGVs have been involved in a serious road collision along the A66 which has been shut in both directions since 5:30am. One of the drivers, a man in his 60s from the North Lincolnshire area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

: A66: Man dies after serious crash near Kirkby Thore – updates The second driver a man in his 20s from west Yorkshire was taken to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle with serious injuries not believed to be life threatening. Police and fire crews attended the scene on the A66 near Kirkby Thore as both directions are closed between Penrith and Brough.

Drivers and HGV operators were diverted as Cumbria police reported the road would not open until 4pm this afternoon. A spokeperson for Cumbria police said: “The road closure remains in place whilst officers continue their investigation and recovery of the vehicles takes place. “The road is estimated to be open at 4pm, please seek alternative routes.

You can keep up to date with the latest traffic information here – Traffic – Cumbria Constabulary “Anyone with information relating to this incident can report online at www.cumbria.police.uk/reportit, quoting incident number 23 of 22nd December 2021. You can also phone on 101.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.” Fire crews were also in attendance. A spokesperson for Cumbria fire said: “At 05:30 hours on 22nd December 2021 three vehicles attended a road traffic collision in Crackenthorpe.

“The incident involved two heavy goods vehicles with persons trapped. Fire service used halmatro cutting equipment to extricate one casualty. “The incident is still ongoing.”

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