A PEDESTRIAN has died after a collision with a heavy good vehicle on a North East motorway.

Emergency services were called to the A194(M) eastbound near the junction with the A195 and Follingsby Lane, near Washington, at about 5.10am on Sunday.

The 25-year-old man was taken to hospital but died overnight.

His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist family liaison officers.

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The driver of the HGV remained at the scene and is supporting officers with their investigation.

Enquiries are ongoing and officers are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to come forward.

Inspector Dean Hood, of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols department, said: “Any death on our roads is a tragedy and our thoughts go out to the man’s family at this sad time.

“We will continue to offer them any support they need, and I would ask that their privacy is respected as they attempt to come to terms with what happened.

“A full investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding this collision and I am again asking for the public to assist us as we look to give the man’s family the answers they deserve.

“If you were travelling in that area between 5am and 5.20am yesterday, please check any dashcam footage and let us know if you see anything that may be of interest.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting reference NP-20211121-0251.

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