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Newby Cross fatal crash: Two women named

Two women who died in a crash near Carlisle have been named.

Hayley Sarah Murdoch, 29, and Sheila Dixon, 71, were pronounced dead at the scene on the A595 near Newby Cross and Sowerby Wood on Tuesday.

They were passengers in a Kia Picanto driven by an 74-year-old man who suffered life-threatening injuries.

He and another passenger, a three-year-old boy, were flown to hospital by air ambulance. The boy is poorly but stable, police said.

All of the car's occupants were from Carlisle.

The driver of a Ford Transit van also involved in the crash - a 51-year-old man from Aspatria - was taken to Carlisle Infirmary with minor injuries.

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