Tyne & Wear

Man dies after vehicle hits tree near Hexham

A man has died after a car crash in Northumberland on Sunday.

The 28-year-old was driving his car when he lost control and left the road, hitting a tree near to Snods Edge, Hexham.

It happened just before 12:00 BST as he was on the B6278 towards the A68.

Emergency services freed the driver from his Rover before he was flown by air ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle where he later died, police said.

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