Man believed to be from the Preston area dies after crash in Cumbria

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A 26-year-old man believed to be from the Preston area has died following a crash near Ulverston, Cumbria.

Police were called at 10.10am this morning to the collision at the Gawthwaite junction, A5092, which involved a HGV and a van.

The driver of the van, who is believed to be from the Preston area, was taken to Furness General Hospital where he later died.

The driver of the HGV, a 36-year-old man from Merseyside, suffered minor injuries.

The road remains closed between Lowick Green and Grizebeck as officers conduct collision investigation work. It is not expected to re-open until the early evening.

The family of the man is being supported by specially trained officers.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information is asked to contact police on 101.