A PEDESTRIAN who died after being hit by a vehicle on the A66 at Braithwaite has been named as Cockermouth man Alexander Patterson.

Mr Patterson, 43, died on Tuesday (December 11) at 5.27pm.

Police investigations have now established that two cars were involved in a collision with Mr Patterson.

The vehicles involved were a BMW 525, driven by a man aged 53 from Cockermouth, and a Peugeot 306, driven by 60-year-old man from Keswick.

Officers have spoken to both drivers and a police spokesman said inquiries were continuing to ascertain the circumstances of the collision.

No arrests have been made.

The spokesman said: "Police have traced Mr Patterson’s family and they are being supported at this difficult time.

"Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact PC John Firth of the Western Roads Policing Unit or Sergeant Jo Walker of the Northern Roads Policing Unit on 101."