Tyne & Wear

Northumberland man killed in A1 car crash named

An 80-year-old man who died in a car crash in Northumberland has been named.

Eric Smith, from Simonside Avenue, in Choppington, was pronounced dead at the scene after the collision on the A1 at 13:00 GMT on Friday.

The man was driving one of the cars in the crash, which happened at the turn-off for Swarland near Morpeth.

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

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