[P]olice have confirmed that the man who died in the A66 collision this morning (April 3rd), has been formally identified as Timothy Harkness, 72, from Carlisle.
The family of Mr Harkness have issued the following tribute: “Tim was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Well loved by all his friends and colleagues for his quick wit and cheeky sense of humour. He had a love of horse racing and enjoyed life.”
The collision occurred at around 5.40am this morning (3rd April 2018) and involved two HGV vehicles.
A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “A 22-year-old man from South Yorkshire has been arrested on suspicion of Death by Dangerous Driving. He remains in police custody helping with enquiries.”
Dr Theo Weston said: “A BEEP Doctor and several NWAS paramedics attended a serious road traffic collision involving two HGV’s in an oblique head-on collision just before 6am on Tuesday 3rd April on A66 just east of Kirkby Thore filling station.
“Unfortunately one of the drivers suffered very serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene while the other driver suffered only minor injuries and was left with the NWAS paramedics for treatment of these injuries.
“Our thoughts and sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of the first driver at this time.”
The A66 was closed between Kirkby Thore and Crackenthorpe, the road reopened at 9:30pm.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police referencing incident 18 of 3 April 2018.
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