POLICE have identified the man who died after a collision on the A684 at Langston Fell, near Sedbergh, yesterday.

The motorcycle driver has been confirmed as Ian Alan Broughton, aged 52, from Horwich near Bolton.

The incident occurred at around 2.15pm when a gold coloured Volkswagon Tiguan heading east was involved in a collision with a westbound black and red MV Augusta motorbike.

The 55 year old local male car driver received light injuries and was treated at scene by ambulance.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision or the  circumstances leading up to it.

The road was closed for several hours as the emergency services dealt with the scene.

Anybody with information is requested to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for PC 1567 Kevin Jackson at Kendal Operational Support Unit, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The incident was one of three fatal collisions on Cumbria’s roads yesterday.

The first happened at around 1pm on the A66 at Embleton, between Cockermouth and Bassenthwaite and involved a Hyundai motorbike and car.

The two drivers, both men from Cumbria, were killed.

A motorcyclist also died in a crash at 3.30pm at Lanthwaite, near Millom, when the Yamaha motorbike he was driving collided with a Renault Megane Scenic, driven by a man from Cumbria.