Tyne & Wear

Man arrested after fatal Jarrow crash

A man has been arrested after an elderly woman died in a crash on South Tyneside.

Police were called to the two-vehicle collision in Jarrow Road, Jarrow, at 13:40 GMT.

Two people were taken to hospital with serious injuries and an elderly woman later died, Northumbria Police said.

A man, who suffered minor injuries, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

The road was closed from the A19 Tyne Tunnel down to Bede Industrial Estate but has now reopened.

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