Tyne & Wear

Woman dies in Whickham road crash

A 26-year-old woman has died after a crash in Gateshead in the early hours of Thursday.

The incident happened when a car and van collided on Fellside Road, near the junction of Hillhead Lane, Whickham, at about 03:15 GMT.

The woman, who was driving the car, was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital by emergency services but later died.

The male van driver, 49, suffered minor cuts to his head but after hospital treatment was discharged.

Northumbria Police said the road had since reopened.

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