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Gateshead coach crash driver named as William Craven

Coach crash
Image caption The coach hit a lamp post before going up the embankment

A coach driver who died after crashing on the A1 on Tyneside has been named as William Craven.

The 74-year-old, from the Westerhope area of Newcastle, died after suffering a heart attack at the wheel.

None of the passengers were seriously hurt on the 60-seater bus when it hit a lamppost and came to rest on an embankment at Lobley Hill, Gateshead.

The Bells of Stamfordham coach was taking a group of adults and children to the Lake District.

Northumbria Police said Mr Craven was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead after the crash, where he later died.

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