Driver dies after crash on Northumberland road

News from Northumbria Police
News from Northumbria Police

Police are investigating after a fatal collision in Northumberland.

Police received a report of a collision between a van, a VW Golf and an Isuzu pick up on the A696 north of Ponteland, shortly before 3pm yesterday.

Emergency services attended but the driver of the Golf, a man from Newcastle, was pronounced dead at the scene. The occupants of the other vehicles suffered minor injuries.

The road was closed for around four hours to allow officers to deal with the incident and diversions were put in place.

Anyone who saw the collision is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 639 02/12/16.