A69 crash victim named
Last updated at 11:25, Sunday, 03 June 2012
POLICE have named a man who died when his car overturned on the A69 in Tynedale on Saturday.
Colin Thomas Swan (50) of Wansford Way, Whickham, was pronounced dead at the scene when the Mercedes he was driving veered across the west-bound carriageway and hit a bridge parapet near the Ovington turn-off.
The crash happened at 7.20am and the westbound A69 was closed for more that three hours while investigation teams worked to establish the cause of the accident.
No other vehicles are believed to have been involved and inquiries are continuing.
Anyone who witnesses what happened is being asked to contact officers on 101 ext 69191.
First published at 11:45, Saturday, 02 June 2012
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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