Cumbria

Driver questioned over death of man in Wigton crash

  • 7 December 2012
  • From the section Cumbria
Mike Telford
Mike Telford was a "well-known and respected businessman"

A driver is being questioned by police after a 75-year-old man died in a crash in Cumbria.

The victim, Mike Telford, from Warwick-on-Eden, was in one of two cars involved in the collision on the B5302 near Wigton on Thursday.

Police said the 21-year-old driver of the second car, who suffered minor injuries, was helping with inquiries.

Officers have appealed for witnesses to the incident near Wheyrigg Hall at about 16:00 GMT.

The family of Mr Telford said in a statement: "Mike was a well-known and respected Carlisle businessman.

"He was the owner of Telford Group having Citroen and Skoda Car Dealerships in the city and had a keen interest in cars and motor sport.

"Mike leaves behind his wife Shirley, son Gregor, and daughters Kerry and Lindsay. Also Grandchildren Jessica, Ella, Harry, Jack and Thomas."

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