POLICE have made a fresh appeal for witnesses after Wednesday's fatal A590 crash, in which a 14-year-old girl died after being hit by a minibus.

Bethany Crook, of Lindal, was rushed to Furness General Hospital after the collision but she later died.

The incident happened on the stretch of road between Lindal and Crossamoor at around 6pm.

The bus driver, a 26-year-old Windermere man, was unhurt, along with his seven passengers - pupils from Windermere School on the way to an event in Barrow.

Police this afternoon said they wanted to speak to the driver of a silver or grey Vauxhall Corsa which was heading towards Barrow. The driver of the vehicle stopped briefly at the scene.

They also want to contact the driver of a white or light-coloured HGV which was heading west on the A590 towards Ulverston at the time of the collision.

Officers believe both drivers may have information which could help the investigation into the collision.

A spokesman for Cumbria Police said: "If you were on the A590 near to Lindal at around 6pm on Wednesday, May 1 and were driving either of those vehicles or witnessed the collision, please contact Inspector 1541 David Bosson at the South Roads Policing Unit on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Bethany's family yesterday paid tribute to a 'very beautiful girl' and said they were struggling to come to terms with the youngter's death.

Ulverston Victoria High School, where Bethany was a pupil, also paid tribute to a 'hard-working' and 'popular' student and said the school community was 'devastated'.