Cumbria

Tributes paid to Brian Rooney after fatal A595 crash

Brian Rooney Image copyright Cumbria Police
Image caption Brian Rooney had worked at Sellafield after a spell with the Royal Navy

Tributes have been paid to a Cumbrian man who was killed in a road crash last week.

Brian Rooney, 62, of Thornhill, Egremont, was driving a Renault Laguna which was in collision with a road maintenance vehicle on the A595 between Moota and Cockermouth on Tuesday.

The father of three was described as a "loving and dedicated husband".

Mr Rooney had worked in a number of roles on the Sellafield site for more than 35 years.

His family said: "He loved life, his family and his friends. He was a very special man loved by all who knew him.

"He played an enormous part in all of our lives and there will always be a huge void which will never be filled.

"We as a family are struggling to comprehend what has happened. He meant so much to us."

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