Tyne & Wear

Man killed after car hits tree in Newcastle

A man has died after his car hit a tree in Newcastle.

The crash happened on Coach Lane, Kenton Bank Foot, on Wednesday. Keith Conkey, 46, from Hazelrigg. Newcastle, died at the scene.

Northumbria Police said: "For reasons yet to be established, it appears the car collided with a tree."

The road was closed for several hours between Hazlerigg Village and Dinnington Road while the scene was investigated.

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