AN 11-year-old girl has died after being struck by a car.

Katelyn Weldon, of Town End Farm, Sunderland, was on her bicycle when she was struck by a Vauxhall Vectra.

She suffered fatal injuries in the crash which happened at 8.49pm on Saturday at the junction of Blackwood Road and Washington Road in Sunderland.

No-one else was injured in the incident, and the road was closed for three hours while accident investigation work took place.

Northumbria Police are seeking witnesses and anyone with information should call 03456-043043 ext 66747.