Pedestrian killed in car crash near Keswick

A man died when he was struck by a car near a caravan park on a busy Lake District road.

Police said the A66 at Braithwaite, near Keswick, was shut for six hours following the crash just before 17.30 GMT on Tuesday.

The pedestrian in his 40s, who was struck by a BMW, died at the scene. He has not yet been identified.

The collision happened near the Scotgate caravan park and police are appealing for witnesses.

Insp Tim Ward, of Cumbria Police, said the driver of the BMW, from Cockermouth, was not injured in the crash.

He said: "It happened on a wide section of road where the dual carriageway ends. The road was closed for six hours for accident investigators to examine the scene.

"As the temperature dropped, the road had to be gritted before it could reopen just before midnight."

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