Tyne & Wear

Motorcyclist killed in A1(M) barrier crash

A man died when his motorcycle crashed on a motorway on Tyneside.

The 46-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene on the A1(M) near the Washington Service Station earlier.

Northumbria Police said he collided with the central reservation for reasons yet to be established and came off the machine.

No further details of his identity have as yet been released, and the force has appealed for witnesses to the crash at about 11:05 BST.

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