Woman, 20, and man, 24, killed after van crashes off road

A YOUNG woman and a man have been killed after a van crashed off the side of a road in Cumbria.

The driver, 24, and female passenger, 20, were tragically found dead at in the Kings Meaburn area.

Police were contacted at 7.40am today with a report of a one vehicle road traffic collision on a major B-road.

The vehicle, a white Citroen Berlingo van, was found off the road. Both occupants of the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver was a 24-year-old man from the town, Ashton-in-Makerfield, and the passenger was a 20-year-old woman from Golborne.

An investigation is ongoing to establish the full circumstances of this incident.

A statement from Cumbria Police says: "Emergency services are dealing with a serious road traffic collision in the Kings Meaburn area.

"Police were contacted at 7.40am today with a report of a one vehicle road traffic collision on the road from Kings Meaburn towards the B6260 near Drybeck.

"The road may be closed for some time."

Officers also asked motorists to avoid the area.

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