Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A595 at Red Dial, near Wigton.
The collision involved a woman pedestrian, 79, and two cars, a Volkswagen Golf and BMW 116.
A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “The woman, who lived locally, was treated at the scene by doctors and ambulance crews but was pronounced dead.
“The collision happened at about 10.15pm last night outside the Sun Inn.”
Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact PC 2422 James Motum on 101.