Tyne & Wear

Driver dies in embankment crash near Rothbury

A man has died after the car he was driving crashed down an embankment near Rothbury in Northumberland.

The 57-year-old, who has not been named, was at the wheel of a Peugeot car which left the B6344 near the town in the early hours of Sunday.

The car clipped a grass verge, crossed the carriageway and went down an embankment coming to rest in a field.

Northumbria police said no-one else was in the car at the time and there were no other vehicles involved.

The road was closed for about three hours to allow collision investigators access to the scene.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

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