Terence Meddings, who was 67, has been named as the driver who died following a car accident on the A594 at Dovenby, near Cockermouth.
The driver of the other car, a 27 year old man and his 17 year old passenger were taken to hospital. Their injuries are said to be minor.
Police have said that they’re continuing to investigate the collision.
They want to speak to the drive of a heavy goods vehicle that was nearby at the time. The believe the driver may hold vital clues as to what happened.
If you have information about the accident, please call Cumbria Police on 101.