Police have confirmed that a woman who was in a crash on the A1 this morning has died.
Officers believe she is local and say her next of kin have been informed.
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Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will be visiting the region, with cancer information specialists on hand to answer questions.
Enquiries are ongoing and police are appealing for information after the incident.
South Tyneside Council say despite its financial pressures, it is committed to regeneration, economic growth and job creation in the borough