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Man killed in A1 collision named

Latest news from Northumbria Police.
Latest news from Northumbria Police.

A man killed in a collision which closed the A1 in north Northumberland for several hours last week has been named.

He was Robert Curran, 50, of Moir Avenue, Musselburgh, Midlothian.

Mr Curran was driving a Rover car which was in collision with a Scania tipper on Friday afternoon on the A1 northbound near Belford services. He was prounounced 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, February 15.

A 44-year-old man died after a crash between a van and a car on 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, February 17.