Man, 40, dies after second fatal crash in Washington over the weekend

A 40-year-old man has died after his car crashed into the Havanah roundabout in Washington on Sunday. Police were called to a one vehicle collision at 9.50am on Sunday at the junction of the southbound A194M slip road and the A182 Washington Highway. It is understood that a Renault Scenic was travelling southbound taking the A194M slip road when, for reasons yet to be established, it lost control and hit street furniture.

Emergency services attended the scene where the male driver, who was the only occupant of the car, was found dead at the scene. Next of kin have been notified and are receiving support from specialist officers.

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It is the second fatal crash in Washington over the weekend, after a 27-year-old woman died and three people were injured in a one vehicle crash on Saturday nigh t. The Havanah roundabout and A182 were closed for more than five hours to allow crash scene investigators to assess the area and a clear-up operation to take place.

An investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the collision, and police are now appealing for anyone with information to get in touch. Sergeant Steve Armstrong, of Northumbria Police ‘s Motor Patrols department, said: “This is a tragic incident that has sadly resulted in the death of the male driver from the Renault. “My thoughts are with the family who are being supported by Family Liaison Officers from the Motor Patrols department.

“Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding this collision, and we are now asking anybody who was in the area at the time who saw anything that can assist us to get in touch. “This is be busy section of road at that time of day – so we would urge you to contact the investigation team if you have not done so already. “Please check your dashcam footage and let us know if you saw a Renault Scenic on Sunday morning in the area where the collision occurred.

Even if you did not witness the collision, we would like to see any moments leading up to the collision to help us determine what happened.”

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