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Cockermouth man dies following A66 Stainburn Bypass collision

A pedestrian who was seriously injured in a collision on the A66 Stainburn Bypass, in the early hour of this morning (19th May), has died.

Police were called at 3:36am this morning (19th May), to a road traffic collision on the A66 Stainburn Bypass at Great Clifton.

The collision involved a Citroen and a pedestrian.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “The pedestrian, a 37-year-old man from Cockermouth, was take to the Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle, in a critical condition, but has since died.

“The family are being supported by Cumbria Police.

“The driver of the Citroen, a 25-year-old man from Cockermouth, was uninjured.”

The Stainburn Bypass was closed in both directions while collision investigators examined the scene.

All lanes have now reopened.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact PC 2344 Ross on 101, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Police would like to speak to the driver of a white taxi, as a potential witness, who was seen in the area at the time of the incident.

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