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Pensioner killed in fatal collision in Weldon Bridge

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Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision in Northumberland which has tragically killed a motorist and left another injured.

At 11am on Saturday police received a report of a two-vehicle collision involving a silver Ford C Max and a silver Renault Clio near Weldon Bridge, on the A697 south of Longframlington.

The driver of the Clio, a male aged 76, was sadly pronounced as deceased at the scene. His 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.

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

An investigation into the incident has been launched and officers are asking for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

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.”

You can get in touch by visiting our website and using the Tell us Something page, or by calling 101, quoting log 339 050920.