A COMMUNITY has been left in shock after a tragic fatal car crash in Flimby at the weekend.

A man and a woman were killed in the crash, which happened at the weekend on the A595 in the village.

Police officers were contacted at 12.08am with a report of a crash involving a vehicle and two pedestrians on the A596 at Flimby on May 15.

The two pedestrians, a man in his forties and a woman in her thirties, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

The single vehicle collision involved a Nissan Qashqai.

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Councillor William Pegram who represents the Maryport South Ward, spoke of his sadness at the incident and the shock felt in the wider community.

Cllr Pegram said: "I would just firstly send condolences to the families and say our thoughts are with them, but there are no words. It's just absolutely tragic.

"It has affected the community, a tragedy like this. It's such a sad situation.

"For young lives to be cut short like this it's just beyond words, there are no words to describe it, it's just tragic."

Hundreds also took to social media to pay respect to the man and woman - who have not yet been formally identified by police.

One reader expressed her sincerest condolences at the deaths, saying: "I am so sorry for both these families' sudden and devasting loss."

Another said: "So very sad for everyone in both families, my thoughts are with you. Devastating. God bless."

A 30-year-old woman from west Cumbria was arrested on suspicion of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

She was later bailed.

Police have not yet released the names of the victims and said they may not do so until the end of this week.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 11.

Police are appealing for witnesses or information following the collision.

Anyone with information relating to this incident can report online at cumbria.police.uk/report-it, quoting incident two of May 15.

You can also phone on 101. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.