A TEENAGER died after he lost control of his vehicle and collided with a wall and a tree, an inquest heard.

Tom Anthony Allan died on October 16 2022 while driving home on Gatebeck Road in Endmoor. 

Cockermouth Coroner's Court heard Mr Allan was driving on the road in the early hours of the morning when he lost control while travelling at speed.

The 18-year-old hit a drystone wall and a tree, dying at the scene.

Dozens of floral tributes were left at the scene of the crash.

The inquest heard that a postmortem examination found he had a blood alcohol level just over twice the legal limit for driving.

Coroner Dr Nicholas Shaw accepted findings that Mr Allan died from a traumatic head injury and a road traffic collision.

He recorded alcohol consumption as the secondary cause of death.

The coroner concluded Mr Allan's death was the result of a road traffic collision. 

Following his death, family members paid tribute to the steel fabricator and Sedbergh Young Farmers Club member from Killington.

Dad Gary, mum Jane and sister Abbie said: “Tom was the gentlest of giants and man of few words.

“A kind and quiet young man, there was not a nasty bone in his body, he would simply do anything for anyone. 

“His smile and contagious laugh would just brighten up everyone’s day. 

“Bright and talented in everything from his work as a steel fabricator to representing England in Tug of War. His abilities really were endless. 

"Tom was loved by so many and will be forever missed.”

After his death, more than £7,000 was raised after Cumbria Young Farmers Clubs came together to organise a tractor run in his memory.

With 218 tractors in total, the procession went through Endmoor, Firbank, Sedbergh and Barbondale before finishing at Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club.

The event raised money for the North West Ambulance Service.