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Police name cyclist killed in Carlisle collision

Mike Seminara

[C]umbria Police have confirmed that the man who died on the A689 at Cargo yesterday (March 29th) has been formally identified as Michael Seminara.

Mr Seminara, 71, from Wetheral, died after his pedal cycle was in collision with a HGV shortly after 10am. The road was closed for 5 hours while a collision investigation was carried out.

His family have issued the following tribute: “Mike was a keen cyclist and had recently completed the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain as well as the UK coast to coast route.

“Mike had been out riding with friends on a regular outing.

“After working in Carlisle’s Metal Box for 30 years and training many of the company’s apprentices, Mike then worked in Jordan and Malaysia before returning to Wetheral to retire.

“Mike leaves a wife, three children and seven grandchildren, a brother and four sisters.”

Anybody who witnessed the collision is asked to contact PC2367 Baker of the Cumbria Police Mobile Support Group on 101.

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