Tyne & Wear

A694 Swalwell crash: Man dies after car hits fence

A man has died after the car he was driving left the road on the A694 at Swalwell in Gateshead and hit a fence.

The crash happened at 23:55 GMT on Monday.

Northumbria Police said a local man was treated at the scene by ambulance staff but later died at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.

The force's motor patrols unit is carrying out an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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