Man identified in A590 fatal collision

A man who died following a fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the A590 has been named as Malcolm Houghton, aged 58, from Southport.

The collision involved two articulated large goods vehicles a short distance from junction 36 of the M6 motorway on Thursday 12 October at 6:15am

Sadly, Mr Houghton died at the scene from his injuries. The driver of the other vehicle involved was uninjured.

Northbound vehicles had been diverted from the M6 that morning due to an earlier vehicle fire north of junction 36.

The road remained closed until late afternoon whilst a forensic examination was carried out and the two vehicles recovered.

Police are appealing for witnesses who have been travelling north along the M6 from Burton services and were diverted or used junction 36 around the time of the collision, especially if your vehicle has a dashcam as this may have captured footage of the vehicles involved even if the driver did not witness the collision.

Even if you are unsure, please save any footage and contact Cumbria Police on 101 quoting log number 26 of 12 October and ask to speak to PC 2414 Brockbank or the serious collision investigation unit.

Anyone with information relating to this incident can also report online at

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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