Woman, 81, dies after A1 crash

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A pensioner has died after a crash involving a car and a lorry on the A1.

The 81-year-old woman, the driver of a Nissan Note, was pronounced dead on the way to Wansbeck Hospital, following the collision, 100 yards north of Haggerston, at around noon yesterday.

Officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the crash.

The lorry driver, a 55-year-old man, suffered no injuries as a result of the crash.

The road was closed to allow for investigations at the scene and vehicle recovery.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191.