Tyne & Wear

Man killed in crash on A1 in Northumberland

A County Durham man has been killed in a crash on the A1 in Northumberland.

Michael Parnell died when his vehicle hit the central reservation then overturned, close to the Stannington turn-off.

The 46-year-old was from Derby Road, in Stanley. Two other people were taken to hospital, but their injuries are not life threatening, police said.

The route was closed in both directions throughout Wednesday afternoon, with diversions put in place.

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