Man, 80, dies in A1 crash in Northumberland

POLICE have confirmed that an 80-year-old man was killed in a crash on the A1 in Northumberland this afternoon.

The man, a driver of one of two cars involved in the collision, was pronounced dead at the scene, on the dual carriageway section of the road near Swarland.

The driver of another car involved did not suffer serious injuries.

Inquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of the accident and the road is now clear and in the process of re-opening.