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Friday, 18 April 2014

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Carlisle driver caught up in fatal M6 crash

A man from Carlisle was one of those caught up in a fatal crash on the M6.

It has emerged that a Royal Mail lorry involved in the collision was being driven by a 40-year-old man from the city.

He was unhurt following the crash, just south of the junction 39 Shap turn-off at about 3.40pm on Thursday.

A police investigation into the cause of the collision between the lorry and a red Skoda car is underway.

The woman who died – believed to have been aged in her 30s and from the Glasgow area – was a passenger in the car.

Its driver, a 57-year-old man also from Glasgow, was airlifted from the scent to the James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough.

His condition was yesterday

There was major disruption as the southbound carriageway of the motorway was closed for more than five hours as the investigation into the cause of the crash got underway.

Officers today continued to appeal for information from anyone who may have witnessed the collision or anything leading up to it to come forward.

Details can be passed to PC Simon Eyres of the traffic policing team in Kendal by calling 101.

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