Car driver, 41, dies in crash on A69 in Northumberland

A 41-year-old car driver has died in a crash on the A69. Northumbria Police were contacted by officers from Cumbria Constabulary at 8.45am on Wednesday morning who were responding to a serious collision involving a HGV and car on the A69 at Greenhead, Northumberland. Officers from Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols department attended the scene alongside emergency services, including the North West Ambulance Service, Air Ambulance and Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service.

:Police issue warning following reports seals are being harassed at St Mary’s Lighthouse Police have now confirmed that the 41-year-old driver of the car died at the scene. His family is being supported by specialist officers.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses to come forward. Inspector Dean Hood from the force’s motor patrols department said: “This was a serious collision which has sadly killed a man and our thoughts are with his family at this incredibly difficult time. “Our investigation is ongoing and we are gathering information to build up a picture of how the collision occurred.

“However we would still ask anyone who witnessed the collision or may have dash cam footage and has not yet come forward to get in touch immediately.” The road was closed between Greenhead and Brampton for several hours, before finally reopening just before 4.30pm. Diversions were in place while emergency services worked on the scene.

Northumbria Police previously stated that the driver of the HGV had died, but the force has since clarified that the man who died was the car driver.

Anyone with information, or dashcam footage is asked to contact 101, or use the Tell us Something page on the police’s website, quoting log NP-20210818-0179.

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