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Man in 60s dies after collision

A man in his 60s has died after a collision on a road in Cumbria.

Emergency services were called to a one-car collision on the A6, south of Shap, at 6.45pm yesterday.

Police, firefighters, ambulance and air ambulance staff all attended the collision, which involved a Kia Sportage.

Two occupants from the vehicle were treated at the scene and taken by ambulances to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

The driver of the vehicle – a 64-year-old man – died while in hospital, it is believed he had a medical episode while at the wheel.

The passenger – a 14-year-old girl – was not seriously hurt.

The A6 and B6261 link to the M6 was closed to ensure the safety of casualties and emergency services.

One lane of the A6, along with the B6261, was reopened at 8.30pm and a forensic collision examination of the scene was completed, with one lane of the A6 remaining closed until 11.30pm.

Police would like to hear from any witnesses who were travelling along the A6 at 6.45pm, who may have seen a black Kia or who stopped at the scene and didn’t manage to pass details to the police.

Contact 101, referring to incident 176 of April 6.