Tragedy as two people die after crash on A1 in Northumberland

Northumbria Police have issued an appeal after a crash on the A1 in Northumberland on Friday afternoon
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Police have issued an appeal after two people died in a crash on the A1 in Northumberland.

Just after 3pm on Friday Northumbria Police received a report of a two-vehicle collision involving a Citroen C3 Picasso and a VW Transport north of Haggerston. It is understood the Citroen had been travelling northbound when, for reasons yet to be established, it collided with the VW travelling southbound.

Emergency service attended the scene, but the 68-year old male drive of the Citroen and a 26-year-old female passenger from the VW both died as a result of the crash. Their next of kin have both been informed and are being supported by specially-trained police officers.

A further male and female, both occupants of the VW, were taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. An investigation has been launched into the full circumstances surrounding the collision.

The road remained closed between the B6525 near Scremerston and the B6353 near Fenwick for several hours with diversions in place, but it has since reopened. Officers are asking any witnesses, or anybody who was travelling in that area of the A1 and has dashcam footage that may assist their enquiries, to get in touch.

Northumbria Police has encouraged anyone with information to contact officers via the Report page of their website, or by calling 101, quoting reference NP-20240531-0645.