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Family pay tribute to man killed in A66 collision at Braithwaite

James Greenwood

[T]he family of a man of died following a collision on the A66 at Braithwaite in the early hours of Saturday (7 April) have paid tribute to him.

The collision occurred shortly after 12.30am and involved a silver BMW 1 Series and a pedestrian. The pedestrian was killed in the collision and has been formally identified as James Greenwood, 61, of Market Drayton, Shropshire.

The family of James Greenwood said: “It is with great sadness that Jimmy was tragically taken from us. A keen biker who had a larger than life personality, with family and friends at the centre of everything he did.  His death has left a hole in our family that will never be filled.”

The road was closed for five hours whilst a forensic collision investigation was carried out.

Police have arrested three people – two men and a woman from West Cumbria – in connection with the collision. They have since been released under investigation.

Anybody who has any information regarding the collision is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 quoting log number 5 of 7th April 2018.

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