Update: Driver killed in A697 crash

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

A driver has been killed in a collision on the A697 in north Northumberland today, while another has been taken to hospital for treatment.

The fatal smash, just south of Wooler, involved two vehicles and was reported to police at 9.46am.

The driver who was killed was pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency Services attended and a section of the road was closed in both directions for most of the day. It was reopened just before 6pm.

Police are appealing for information and inquiries are being carried out to establish the cause of the collision. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who has any information is asked to contact police on either 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 305 171014 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.