Police have confirmed a man initially arrested following a crash which killed a 19-year-old girl is now being treated as a witness.

Casey Leigh Sowerby, 19, of Workington, died yesterday (Tuesday) following a crash on the A66 between Broughton Cross and Bridgefoot.

She was driving a Citroen C3, which collided with a Citroen Berlingo Van.

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A 31-year-old man was arrested after the crash.

A police spokesman said: "As a result of early investigations and in response to some negative social media Cumbria Police can confirm that the driver arrested at the scene of yesterday’s fatal collision, involving the tragic death of Casey Sowerby, is being treated as a witness in this case."

Officers are still appealing for people to come forward with information and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident. Phone 101 for Sergeant Callum Radzan or email 101@cumbria.police.uk.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.