Tragedy as pensioner, 76, is killed in Northumberland road crash

A pensioner has tragically been killed following a two-car crash in Northumberland. Police pronounced the 76-year-old male dead at the scene after the crash, which involved his silver Renault Clio and a silver Ford C Max. Saturday’s crash occurred near Weldon Bridge, on the A697 south of Longframlington, at around 11am.

The late victim’s family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers at this time. The 60-year-old male driver of the Ford sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital following the collision. A Northumbria Police investigation is underway while the force is appealing for witnesses.

Sergeant Matt Sykes of Northumbria Police Motor Patrols team, said: “This incident has tragically taken the life of one man and our thoughts are with his loved ones as they come to terms with this awful loss.

“We are trying to build up a picture of what happened and are asking motorists with dashcam, or anyone who might have witnessed this incident to contact us.”

The road was subsequently closed and local diversions are in place while officers remain in attendance.

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