Ford Fiesta driver died at scene of crash with HGV on North East road

SPECIALIST officers are supporting the family of a man who died in a car crash early this morning. Emergency services were called to reports of a collision between a Ford Fiesta and heavy goods vehicle on the A69 near Haltwhistle, between Hexham and Carlisle. The reason for the collision is not yet known but police have said the grey Fiesta collided with the truck travelling in the opposite direction.

: How a County Durham war heroine risked her life to protect British skies The 37-year-old man driving the Fiesta was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin has been notified and are being supported by specialist family liaison officers.

Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the collision and police are appealing for anybody with information to come forward. Sergeant Steven Chappell, of Northumbria Police, said: “Any death on our roads is a tragedy and our thoughts go out to the man’s family at this tragic time. “An investigation has been launched into the incident, which resulted in the A69 being closed for a number of hours.

The road has since reopened. “I would ask anybody who was travelling in the area at the time to come forward and get in touch with us. Your information may be crucial as we continue to carry out our enquiries.

“I would also like to thank everyone involved in responding to this terrible collision, including our emergency service partners who worked with us throughout the night.” Anyone with information or dash cam footage is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of their website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20211115-0090. Keep up to date with all the latest news on our website, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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