A man has died after a crash on the A69 in Newcastle.
It happened around 5:15am on Thursday 22, March on the eastbound carriageway, just past the Throckley junction.
The road was closed in both directions after the crash, which involved a HGV and transit van.
Emergency services attended and the driver of the van was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A passenger in the van was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers this morning.
The driver of the HGV was not injured but was very shaken by the incident.
Enquiries into what caused the crash are underway