Officers investigating a serious road traffic collision on the A66 have arrested a 50-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Police were contacted at around 5.30am to a report of a road traffic collision involving a car and a heavy goods vehicle.
A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “The man arrested was the driver of the HGV involved in the collision and is from outside the county. He was uninjured in the collision.
“The driver of the car – a red Ford Fiesta – was declared deceased at the scene. His family have been informed and specialist officers are working with them.
“The collision occurred at the café junction at Stainmore.”
Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact police referencing incident 16 of 11 November 2019.
They are particularly keen to trace a car driver whose own car was in the vicinity at the time of the crash and may have witnessed the moments leading up to it.
Anyone who recognises the description of the car – a red Ford Fiesta – and saw it at around the time of the collision (5.25am – 5.30am) is urged to make contact with officers.
All lanes have now reopened.
Email: [email protected] Call non-emergency number: 101 Or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.