A MAN has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following the death of a 24-year-old.

The charge follows a fatal road traffic collision near Washington, Tyne and Wear.

"Shortly after midnight on March 13, police received a report of a collision involving a heavy goods vehicle and a car on the A19 southbound at the A1231 junction," said a Northumbria Police spokesperson.

"Emergency services attended and found John Terence Robinson, 24, of Peterlee with fatal injuries.

"An investigation was subsequently launched to determine the circumstances surrounding John’s death."

Police have now charged Marcel Balan, 56, of no fixed abode, with causing death by dangerous driving.

He is due to appear before magistrates in South Tyneside this morning (Monday).

  • Any witnesses to the collision who are yet to come forward are asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 2 130319 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.