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Family pay tribute to woman, 86, who died in A689 collision

Mo Smith

[C]umbria Police have named the woman who died in yesterday’s (16 Nov) collision on the A689 as Maureen Smith, aged 86, of Heads Nook, Brampton.

The collision occurred at around 3:20pm yesterday, on the A689 at its junction with Irthington. It involved a white Fiat Panda, driven by Maureen Smith, a Mercedes HGV, driven by a 43-year-old Polish man, and a black Ford Fiesta, driven by a 19-year-old male from Brampton, who was not injured.

The HGV driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in custody.

The family of Maureen Smith have paid tribute to her today: “It is with great sadness that Maureen (Mo) has so tragically been taken from us.  She was a very much loved Mum, Grandma, Great Grandma, Sister and Aunty who had many friends.  She was a great believer in helping others dedicating a lot of time to family, friends, supporting charities and those in need.  We will treasure every memory of her.”

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward, and in particular would like to identify two drivers, who are believed to have been stationary waiting to turn onto the A689 from Irthington, at the at the time of the collision.

Please contact PC2265 Jack STABLER on:

Email: [email protected]
Call: 101
Or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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