Posted on 09:57:00 on 7th April 2021
Emergency services were called to reports of a one-vehicle collision on the A6, south of Shap, at 6.45pm yesterday (April 6).
Police, fire service personnel, ambulance and air ambulance staff all attended the collision, which involved a Kia Sportage.
Two occupants from the vehicle were treated at the scene and taken by ambulances to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.
The driver of the vehicle – a man, 64 - died while at the hospital.
The passenger – a 14-year-old girl – was not seriously hurt.
The A6 and B6261 link to the M6 were closed to ensure the safety of casualties and emergency services.
One lane of the A6, along with the B6261, was reopened at 8.30pm and a forensic collision examination of the scene was completed, with one lane of the A6 remaining closed until 11.30pm.
Police would like to hear from any witnesses who were travelling along the A6 at 6.45pm, who may have seen a black Kia or who stopped at the scene and didn’t manage to pass details to the police.
Please contact 101, referring to incident 176 of April 6.