Police have confirmed that a 43-year-old man has died after being involved in a horror single-car crash on a rural Northumberland road.

Emergency services attended the B6309 southbound near Squirrels Leap, close to Stocksfield, at around 10.15am on Wednesday (September 7) following reports of a vehicle collision.

Officers from Northumbria Police were in attendance, where they closed the road for some time to allow themselves and paramedics to work at the scene.

However, the police force has since confirmed that the driver of a grey Skoda, a 43-year-old man, was confirmed dead at the scene.

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The man’s next of kin have been notified and are being offered support by specially trained family liaison officers.

Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the collision, with police hoping to trace key witnesses who they believe may have been in the area and have witnessed the crash.

Following the tragic news of the man’s death, Sergeant Steve Armstrong, of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols Department, has offered condolences to the man’s family and has urged witnesses to come forward with any information.

He said: “Any death on our roads is a tragedy and our thoughts are with the man’s family at this terrible time.

“I would ask that their privacy is respected as they continue to attempt to come to terms with what has happened.

“However, we are keeping an open mind and are asking for anybody who witnessed the collision itself – or who was in the area and saw a grey Skoda – to come forward.

“Please check your dashcam footage and let us know if you see anything that may be of interest. We are especially keen to hear from a potentially key witness who we believe may have witnessed the collision. Your information could be crucial so please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the Northumbria Police website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20220907-0294.

Alternatively, you can email 1414@northumbria.police.uk.

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