2 people killed in collision between car and tractor in Cumbria

Two people have died following a collision at 5:50a.m on Saturday, July 3, which occurred on the A66/A595 Fitz roundabout in Cockermouth, Cumbria and involved a tractor and a black Ford S-Max.

The driver of the S-Max, and a passenger in the car, were both pronounced dead at the scene.

The Ford was carrying five people at the time of the collision.

The three other passengers, a man and a woman in their thirties and a man in his forties, all local, were taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

The tractor driver, a local 20-year-old man, was treated at the Cumberland Infirmary for minor injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via their website, or by calling 101.

To report information completely anonymously: contact independent charity, CrimeStoppers, on 0800 555 111.

Police have said to please quote log number 51 of July 3, 2021 in any reports made.

Info sought on collision in Northern Ireland

In other news, information has been sought in relation to a pig that was involved in a road traffic collision in Co. Down (Northern Ireland) last week – with its owner unable to find the animal since, according to police.

The road incident involving the pig happened in the Saintfield area of Co. Down on Sunday, June 27, according to local members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

In an appeal for information on the animal, PSNI officers based in the Newry, Mourne and Down region said:

“Do you live in the Saintfield area? Have you seen this pig?

It was involved in a road traffic collision on the Station Road on Sunday, June 27. The owner has been unable to locate it since.

“Please ring 101 and ask for Constable Cushley Downpatrick if you have any information,” the police statement said.