Investigation launched after 62-year-old man dies in Northumberland car crash involving Land Rover

An investigation has been launched after a 62-year-old man died following a collision in Northumberland.

Northumbria Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a crash on the A69 near Haydon Bridge on Wednesday afternoon. Emergency services arrived on scene after 1.30pm but the 62-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second man, aged 68, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The road is currently closed eastbound from Greenhead B6318 and westbound from Acomb A6079 and diversions are in place.

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A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Around 1.30pm today (Wednesday) police received a report two vehicles, a black Land Rover and a blue Mazda had been involved in a collision on the A69, near Haydon Bridge. Officers and emergency services attended but sadly, a 62-year-old man died at the scene.

“Their next of kin has been informed and they are currently being supported by specialist officers at this difficult time. A second man, aged 68, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.”

An investigation has now been launched by officers from the force’s Motor Patrols department and inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the collision are ongoing. A number of witnesses have already been spoken to, but officers are now asking anyone else who is yet to come forward to get in touch.

Officers are especially interested in hearing from anyone who was driving in the area at the time and may have dash cam footage.

Sergeant Michael Parnaby said: “This is an incredibly tragic incident which has resulted in one man sadly losing his life. Our thoughts are with his loved ones while they come to terms with what has happened.

“Our investigation is ongoing and we are determined to establish exactly what happened in the moments before the collision. We know this happened on a busy stretch of the A69 and we would like to hear from any motorists who were passing through and think they have information about what happened, or any dashcam they would like to submit.

“Any piece of information, no matter how small could really assist with our enquiries.”

Get in touch using the ‘Tell Us Something’ page on the Northumbria Police website, quoting log NP-20230510-0633.

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