Two teenagers who died in a crash in the early hours of Sunday morning have been named locally as Riley Hedley and Mikey Easton.

The pair were pronounced dead at the scene of a serious accident on the A196 near Coopie’s Lane in Morpeth, Northumberland.

Emergency crews attended the incident at about 12.40am on Sunday (March 12) morning but the two teenagers sadly passed away.

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They have since been named locally as 17-year-old Riley Hedley and 16-year-old Mikey Easton.

Floral tributes were left at the scene beside Coopie’s Way on Sunday.

Teenagers and family members were among those leaving flowers in memory of Riley and Mikey.

The Northern Echo: 'Fly high Mikey' - Flowers left at the scene'Fly high Mikey' - Flowers left at the scene (Image: NORTHERN ECHO)

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Police have said both families are being supported by specialist officers.

An investigation has been launched to determine the circumstances of the incident.

The Northern Echo: The A196 at Coopie's WayThe A196 at Coopie's Way (Image: DANIEL HORDON)

Earlier on Sunday Sergeant Craig Bartle, of Northumbria Police’s motor patrols department, said: “This is an incredibly tragic incident involving two young men who had their whole lives ahead of them.

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“Our thoughts go out to both the young men’s families and close ones as they attempt to come to terms with today’s devastating news.

“We will support them in every way we can and ask that the family’s privacy is respected.

“An investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances surrounding the collision and we’re asking for anyone who has not yet spoken to us to get in touch, especially if you were travelling in the area and may have some information or dashcam footage that could help our enquiries.”