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Collision on the A69 Haltwhistle area

27 Oct 2017 10:21 AM

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a one vehicle collision on the A69.

It happened on the westbound carriageway between Haltwhistle and Haydon Bridge near Hexham, Northumberland at 2.58am, the early hours of Friday, October 27. 

It involved an Audi A3 car, which for reasons yet to be established, had gone off the road and struck a telegraph pole and a wall and became on fire, the driver left the scene.

Emergency services attended and the A69 was closed in both directions with local diversions in place.

The fire was extinguished and the road re-opened at just after 8am after the scene had been examined and the vehicle and debris removed. Police searched the area but no occupants of the vehicle were found.

Police are investigating and anyone with information is asked to contact motor patrols on 101 quoting reference no 74 of 27/10/17.