Man, 22, dies after A596 crash between Wigton and Thursby

Police have confirmed that a 22-year-old man has died two weeks after a fatal crash on the A596. The crash, on March 21, involved a car and an HGV. Ben Law, from Wigton, died at the Royal Victoria Infirmary on Saturday evening (April 3).

A police spokesman said: “The family of Ben are devastated at their loss and politely request privacy at this time. They are being supported by specialist officers. “Police were called shortly after 8.40pm on March 21 following a collision between an HGV and BMW.

“The driver of the BMW, a 29-year-old man, and a second passenger, a 24-year-old woman, were both taken to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

“The driver of the HGV was uninjured.”

Anyone with information or who witnessed the collision is asked to contact 101, quoting incident number of March 21, or they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.