A CYCLIST has died following a collision with a car.
The incident happened at about 3.05pm, around three quarters of a mile west of the junction with the A68.
The man was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary suffering from head injuries but nothing could be done and he died on Saturday night.
The driver of the Ford Fiesta was uninjured.
The road was closed for around three hours while the collision was investigated. Police are now appealing for witnesses.
Anyone with information is asked to call Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 795 09/08/14.