Man dies and woman rushed to hospital after BMW car overturns on Northumberland road

The collision occurred on Ward Lane in Northumberland
The collision occurred on Ward Lane in Northumberland -Credit:Google Maps

A man has died and a woman has been taken to hospital after a car overturned in Northumberland.

Police were called to a one-vehicle collision on Ward Lane in Wark shortly before 6.40am on Sunday morning.

A grey BMW X5 M Competition is believed to have been travelling west of the B6320 between Nunwick and Ladyhill when it came off the road and overturned.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and the driver, a man in his 40s, was sadly pronounced dead.

A female passenger in her 40s was taken to hospital for treatment. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Their next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers.

Part of the road was closed for several hours, following the collision. It has since been re-opened.

Officers from Northumbria Police's Roads Policing Unit have launched a full investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the collision – and have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Sergeant Michael Parnaby, of Northumbria Police, said: "This was a tragic incident where sadly a man has lost his life. We continue to offer support to their loved ones as they process what has happened.

"Our enquiries into the collision are ongoing – and we would urge anyone who saw anything to get in touch with us as soon as possible. We are particularly keen to hear from motorists who were driving in the area at the time, and any witnesses who may have dashcam footage or CCTV."

Anyone with information or footage have been asked to contact the force via the 'Report' page on their website or by calling 101, quoting log number: NP-20240505-0901.