Cumbria

Tributes to 'wonderful' traffic officer killed in M6 crash

Adam Gibb, left Image copyright Cumbria Police
Image caption The family of Adam Gibb, left, said he will be "deeply missed"

A traffic officer was killed and a colleague seriously injured in a three-vehicle collision on the M6 in Cumbria, Highways England said.

The crash happened at 12:45 GMT on Sunday between junction 38 for Tebay and 37 for Kendal.

Adam Gibb, 51, from Penrith, died at the scene, while another man is said to be in a critical but stable condition.

A family statement described Mr Gibb as a "fantastic dad and a wonderful husband".

Cumbria Police said the southbound carriageway was closed for about nine hours.

A spokesman for Highways England said: "Our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of the Highways England traffic officers who were involved in a collision on the M6 in Cumbria on Sunday while responding to an incident."

Image copyright Julie McDowall/Cumbria Road Watch
Image caption The crash happened on Sunday afternoon

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