Pensioner who died in Northumberland crash named by police

A 76-year-old man who tragically died in a Northumberland crash has been named by police.

David Henderson
David Henderson

David Henderson, of Blyth, died at the scene of the crash near Weldon Bridge on the A697 at 11am on Saturday, September 5.

Mr Henderson, who was the driver of the Clio, was pronounced dead by emergency workers at the scene.

David Henderson

His family are currently being supported by specialist officers and have asked their privacy is respected at this time.

The 60-year-old male driver of the Ford sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital following the collision.

An investigation into the incident was immediately launched with officers asking for witnesses and motorists with dashcam footage to come forward.

Sergeant Matt Sykes of Northumbria Police Motor Patrols team, said: “This was a tragic collision which has taken a man’s life and injured another.

"Our thoughts are with David’s family at this incredibly difficult time.

“Our investigation is ongoing and we are trying to establish a picture of the events leading up to the collision.

We are still asking for witnesses, anyone with dashcam footage or information about the incident to come forward and speak with us.”

You can get in touch by visiting Northumbria Police’s website and using the Tell us Something page, or by calling 101, quoting log 339 050920.

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