AN inquest is due to be opened after a teenager died following a crash on the A595.

Ted Southward, 14, from Waberthwaite, died at the scene of a collision at Prospect Hill, Waberthwaite on April 8.

Family and friends paid tribute to Ted’s life, describing the teenager as 'one in a million'.

The family’s tribute reads: “Funny, kind, talented, fearless, legend - five words Ted's friends would use to describe him.

“Ted was one in a million, loved and respected by so many. He was at his happiest covered in grease, working on engines, racing his car or driving tractors.

“An absolute belter of a lad, who would have grown into an amazing man. Our hearts and lives are shattered, forever and ever.”


Police were called to the collision at 8.06pm on Friday April 8.

Ted was the rider of a mountain bike which was involved in a collision with a silver Kia Sorento.

The inquest is due to be opened on Tuesday April 26 at The Coroner’s Court in Cockermouth.

The inquest will be opened by coroner Dr Nicholas Shaw and is set to be adjourned until September 1 for the full inquest.

Officers are continuing their appeal for information. Anyone with information can report online at, quoting incident number 172 of April 8 2022.

You can also phone 101 or email the Serious Collision Investigation Unit via