Tyne & Wear

Powburn crash: Driver killed in two-car collision

Scene of fatal road crash at Powburn Image copyright Pip Rutherford
Image caption The A697 was closed for several hours

A man has died in a crash involving two vehicles in Northumberland.

The 68-year-old, who has not yet been named, was driving a Toyota Yaris car which was in collision with a Citroen Berlingo on Wednesday afternoon.

Northumbria Police said the crash happened on the A697, north of Powburn, one of the main road routes into Scotland.

The 63-year-old male driver of the Citroen suffered serious injuries and is in a critical condition in hospital.

A police investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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