Wigton crash death man named as Charles Axten, 92

A 92-year-old car driver, who was killed on Thursday in a crash with a lorry in Cumbria, has been named as Charles Axten.

The crash happened on the B5305 junction at Syke Road in Wigton, at about 12:00 BST.

Mr Axten, from the Silloth area, died at the scene, police said.

The driver of the lorry, a 43-year-old man from the Carlisle area, suffered minor injuries. The road was closed for several hours.

In a statement, Mr Axten's family said: "It is with the deepest sadness that Charles has been so suddenly taken from us."

Mr Axten, originally from Essex, was a former flight engineer in the Royal Air Force, who went on to work on civilian aeroplanes.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Cumbria



Min. Night 1 °C


  • Mukesh SinghNo remorse

    Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back

  • Aimen DeanI spied

    The founder member of al-Qaeda who worked for MI6

  • Before and after shotsPerfect body

    Just how reliable are 'before and after' photos?

  • Lotus 97T driven by Elio de AngelisBeen and Gone

    A champion F1 designer and other notable losses

  • A poster of Boris Nemtsov at a rally in St Petersburg, Russia, 1 MarchWho killed Nemtsov?

    Theories abound over murder that shocked Moscow

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.