Tyne & Wear

Car driver dies in crash with lorry on A69

A man has died in a crash involving a car and a lorry on a main road in Northumberland.

The crash happened on the A69 east of Haydon Bridge, shortly after 03:00 BST.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said the car driver was pronounced dead at the scene. No further details have been released.

The major cross-country route was closed for about nine hours, leading to delays in both directions. It has since reopened.

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