Fog theory after Cumbria cyclist crash death

Fog may have caused a crash in which a 46-year-old cyclist from Morecambe died in Cumbria, police said.

Stephen Salt died when his bike was in a crash with two cars - one driven by an off-duty Cumbria policewoman - on the A591 southbound, near Kendal.

Police said the bike, a Skoda Fabia and a Seat Ibiza were all travelling in the same direction when the crash happened on Sunday evening.

Mr Salt, of Elms Drive, died at the scene near Prizet Filling Station.

The road was closed for about seven hours.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: "At the time of the collision there was fog in the area and officers are investigating whether the weather conditions were a contributory factor in the collision."

Police said the red Seat Ibiza was being driven by a 29-year-old policewoman from Lancaster and the green Skoda Fabia was being driven by a 49-year-old woman from Dalton in Furness.

They are appealing for witnesses.

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