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Fatal collision in Ryton

Dated: 10 Jun 2016 13:00 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision in Gateshead.

The collision happened at 5.40am this morning (Friday, June 10) on the A695 Crawcrook by Pass in Ryton. Three vehicles - a Vauxhall Astra, Peugeot 207 and Ford Mondeo were involved. The driver of the Vauxhall, a 29-year-old man,  was taken to hospital with serious, life threatening injuries. He has since died as a result of his injuries.

The driver of the Peugeot, a woman in her 20s, was also injured and was taken to hospital for treatment. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The driver of the Ford was uninjured.

The road was closed for a short time to allow for enquiries to be carried out into the collision. It is now reopen.

Officers are continuing to carry out enquiries and are appealing for information.

Any witnesses should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 156 100616.