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Police name Penrith man who died after A66 crash

Jordan Wilson

[A] 20-year-old man has died following a collision that occurred at approximately 6am on Wednesday, 30th May, on the A66 near Threlkeld.

The collision involved a Suzuki Swift and DAF flatbed HGV.

Police can confirm that Jordan Wilson, 20, from Penrith who was a passenger in the Suzuki Swift sadly died of his injuries on Friday (1st June), at RVI hospital, Newcastle.

His family have issued the following tribute: “Jordan was a much loved and talented young man. His great passion in life was music and he was establishing himself on the gig scene across Cumbria.

“He was the most kind, caring and sensitive person who brought great joy to everyone’s lives. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him and will be loved forever.”

Police are still appealing for witnesses who were on the A66 at around 6am Wednesday 30th May or who had a dashcam running and were travelling along the A66 between 5.30am and 6am.

Anyone with information on footage is asked to contact PC1807 Simon Eyres of the Mobile Support Unit on 101 quoting incident number 21 of the 30th May.

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