Man dies following A596 collision between BMW and HGV

Cumbria police

A man has died following a serious road traffic collision last Sunday on the A596 6 near Micklethwaite. Ben Law, 22, of Wigton, died at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle yesterday evening. 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 a 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 in 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 21st March 2021.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.