Tributes to father-of-three killed in A66 crash

Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Keith Moor
Keith Moor

TRIBUTES have been paid to “cheeky and funny” Keith Moore, who lost his life in a multi-vehicle crash on the A66 near Keswick on Friday.

The family of the 42-year-old father-of-three, from Egremont, have issued a statement through Cumbria police describing their feelings.

It states: “Keith, who many people knew as Big Bear, partner to Michelle and dad to Jack, Ellie and Danielle, was cheeky and funny and someone who liked to play jokes on people.

“He was really loveable and you could never fail to love him. He always put everyone before himself and was a real role model to others.

“He liked fishing and hunting and loved the outdoors. He also loved his job and loved being with the lads.”

Mr Moore, a scaffolder, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at 12-50pm at Thornthwaite. He was driving a silver Renault Clio at the time.

Two others, an 18-year-old man from West Cumbria who was flown to Preston Royal Infirmary, and a 56-year-old woman, from Cheshire, was flown by the Great North air ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, both remain in hospital.

A nine-year-old boy was one of three people taken to hospital but was discharged from the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, on Sunday.

An investigation into the cause of the accident has been launched and anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

An inquest into Mr Moore’s death is to be opened by area coroner Kirsty Gomersal at Cockermouth on 15th May. It will then be adjourned until 3rd September.