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Thursday, 28 May 2015

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Driver dead in A69 crash named

AN INQUEST has been opened into the death of a 42-year-old following a crash on the A69 between Hexham and Haydon Bridge on Friday.

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Manzoor Khan, from Glasgow, was driving a silver Volvo which collided with an HGV on a stretch of the road, mid-way between Hexham and Haydon Bridge, known as Bush Bends, at around 3am.
Police say Mr Khan was pronounced dead at the scene and an inquest into his death was opened and adjourned by Newcastle Coroner, Karen Dilks, on Monday.
Emergency services closed the A69 in both directions and traffic was diverted via the Military Road while investigations into the cause of the crash got under way.
The road was re-opened shortly after midday on Friday and anyone who witnessed the crash is being asked to contact PC Karl Boxshall at Hexham Motor Patrol on 101 ext 69191.