Police name man killed in Northumberland crash

Police have confirmed the identity of a man who was killed on the A697 in Northumberland last week.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 8th April 2016, 2:29 pm
Updated Friday, 8th April 2016, 2:31 pm
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Mark John McKinney, 40, Netherwitton, Morpeth, was killed in a collision between a white Kia Optima and an HGV. The incident happened last Friday afternoon between Longframlington and Longhorsley.

Emergency services attended and Mr McKinney, who was the driver of the car, was pronounced dead at the scene. A male passenger was taken to hospital by air ambulance, but his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

The A697 was closed for four hours to allow officers to investigate the incident and recover the vehicles involved.

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The collision happened on the southbound carriageway, 300 metres south of the C135 road to Todburn, and police were alerted at around 4.50pm. They are still appealing for any witnesses to the incident. Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference 754 01/04/16.

The incident has prompted county councillor Glen Sanderson, ward member for Longhorsley, to make renewed calls to improve safety along the A697.