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Police name man and girl killed in Abbeytown crash

Police have formally identified a man and a girl who died in a collision on the B5302 near Abbeytown.

Police were called at 1:30pm, to a report of a two vehicle road traffic collision.

The collision involved a Vauxhall Astra and an HGV.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “Andrew Frith, aged 58, and Jodie-Anne Frith, aged 15, both from Silloth, died following a collision involving a HGV yesterday (August 12) at about 1.30pm.

“Their family have been informed and a Family Liaison Officer has been appointed.

“The driver of the HGV a 46-year-old woman from Carlisle was taken to Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle as a precaution.”

Four fire engines attended the collision.

A Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Crews used hydraulic rescue equipment to remove the casualties from the vehicles.

“Crews were in attendance for several hours alongside ambulance and police colleagues.”

Anyone with any information or who witnessed the collision is asked to contact PC2422 Motum or Sgt 1929 Bainbridge on 101 or email [email protected], quoting log 104 of the 12th August 2019.

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