Another fatality on Northumberland’s roads

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A man was killed in the serious collision on the A1 near Belford yesterday, meaning four people have been killed on the roads in north Northumberland this month.

Yesterday’s crash took place at 4.25pm, on the A1 northbound near Belford services, when a Rover car and a Scania tipper collided.

The driver of the car, a man in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tipper was not injured. The road was closed for around five hours to allow for investigation and vehicle recovery.

It was the latest in a spate of fatal crashes on the A1 in February. A pensioner was killed and another remains in a serious condition in hospital after a two-vehicle collision on the A1 in Northumberland on Sunday.

A 44-year-old man died after a crash between a van and a car in the single-carriageway of the A1 between the B6347 South Charlton junction and the A1068 Alnwick junction on February 6.

Elsewhere, an 82-year-old man was killed in a crash on the B6341 Alnwick Moor road on Tuesday night.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to yesterday’s incident near Belford to contact them on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 785 20/02/15.