Tyne & Wear

Lorry driver killed in Washington after crash

A lorry driver has been found dead after his truck crashed into a roundabout in Wearside.

The lorry swerved into a grassed area at the A195/Pattinson Road roundabout in Washington at 11:10 BST.

The driver was found unconscious at the scene and may have fallen ill at the wheel, said Northumbria Police. He was pronounced dead after paramedics arrived.

Sections of Pattinson Road and the A195 were closed after the crash.

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