Tyne & Wear

Man, 80, killed in A1 car crash

A man has died in a crash involving two vehicles on the A1 in Northumberland.

The 80-year-old, who has not been named, was driving one of the cars involved in the collision at the turn-off for Swarland near Morpeth.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said the man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the crash, which happened at 13:00 GMT.

No-one else was hurt in the incident. The road was closed in both directions for several hours.

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