A teenager has died after a crash which closed a stretch of the A1 on Tuesday (April 11).

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the 19-year-old died at the scene.

Emergency crews were called to the A1 northbound in Northumberland late on Tuesday night after reports a car had hit a person who had fallen from the A1068 flyover near Alnwick.

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The incident happened just before 11.45pm and the road was closed for around 13 hours into Wednesday while officers worked at the scene.

The deceased’s family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A full investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances around the incident and police are now appealing for witnesses.

Detective Chief Inspector Graeme Barr, of Northumbria Police, said: “This is absolutely tragic news, and our thoughts remain with the person’s family and loved ones as they come to terms with their loss.

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“We are committed to getting answers and establishing the full circumstances surrounding this incident, which has resulted in such a devastating outcome.

“I am appealing for anybody who was in that area on Tuesday night between 11pm and 12pm, who might have dashcam footage, seen the collision, or a person on the A1068 flyover, to come forward.

“We know this is a busy main road which sees a number of motorists travelling on it at all hours of the day, often from other areas, and at all times. We also know that there are some residential homes in the area – so please get in touch if you have any CCTV or you think you can help us.

“Your information – no matter how insignificant it may seem – could prove vital.

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Det Ch Insp Barr added: “We are continuing to carry out a range of enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the death and would like to thank everyone for their support to date.”

The A1 northbound between the A1068 and B1340 at Alnwick was closed for around seven hours following the collision. The A1068 was also closed for around 13 hours and has since re-opened.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20230411-1308.