Two people killed in Northumberland A1 crash

The A1 near Haggerston
The road was closed and diversions were in place after the incident on Friday [Google]

Two people have been killed and another two injured in a crash on the A1.

The incident, involving a Citroen C3 Picasso and a VW Transporter, happened north of Haggerston, Northumberland, at about 15:05 BST on Friday.

The male driver of the Citroen, aged 68, and a 26-year-old female passenger in the VW both died.

Another man and woman travelling in the VW were taken to hospital but their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, Northumbria Police said.

The force added it was understood the Citroen had been travelling northbound when it was in collision with southbound the VW.

The road was closed for several hours but has since been re-opened.

Officers have launched an investigation.

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