Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Sunday, 01 March 2015

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Teenager faces Cumbria death crash charge

A teenager has been charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of a 42-year-old mum-of-three from Penrith.

Louise Stoddart photo
Louise Stoddart

Cyclist Louise Stoddart suffered fatal injuries after being injured in an accident on Fair Hill Road near the Bleak House caravan park, Greengill, Penrith, on Wednesday, June 3.

Cumbria police have confirmed that 18-year-old Matthew Lowther, of McAllister Way, Dumfries, has been charged with causing her death by dangerous driving.

Mrs Stoddart, who was with two other cyclists at the time, died at the scene.

After her death, Mrs Stoddart’s family, including her husband Dik, her son and two stepdaughters, issued a heartfelt tribute. They described her as “a fun-loving, caring and beautiful wife, mother, daughter and sister.”

They said: “She lived life to the full, an inspiration to all her family and many friends. We will never forget the happiness she gave to all who met her.”

Mrs Stoddart worked at Ullswater Community College for 11 years, latterly as a leader for teaching assistants.

Head Stewart Gimber said she had shown a passionate commitment to young people, and had cared deeply that every student, should be given every support, care and encouragement.

Lowther was charged on December 4 and is to appear at Carlisle Magistrates Court on January 13, 2010.


News & Star What's On search


What faith do you have in rail services in Cumbria improving?

Every. Anything better than what we have currently is an improvement

None. There's little substance to what the Government is saying for the general passenger

It will get better - but only once old trains are taken off the tracks

Show Result

Hot jobs
Scan for our iPhone and Android apps
Search for: