Cumbria Constabulary has confirmed that a 64-year-old man died in hospital following a one-vehicle collision.

Multiple emergency services were called to reports of a one-vehicle collision on the A6, south of Shap, at 6.45pm yesterday.

Police, the fire service, paramedics and air ambulance staff all attended the collision, which involved a Kia Sportage.

Two occupants of the vehicle were treated at the scene and taken by ambulances to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

The driver of the vehicle, a 64-year-old man tragically died in hospital.  

The passenger, a 14-year-old girl was not seriously hurt.

A spokesperson for Cumbria Police said: "The A6 and B6261 link to the M6 were closed to ensure the safety of casualties and emergency services.

One lane of the A6, along with the B6261, was reopened at 8.30pm and a forensic collision examination of the scene was completed, with one lane of the A6 remaining closed until 11.30pm.

An appeal has been launched following the incident.

The spokesperson said: "Police would like to hear from any witnesses who were travelling along the A6 at 6.45pm, who may have seen a black Kia or who stopped at the scene and didn’t manage to pass details to the police."

"Please contact 101, referring to incident 176 of April 6."