The identities of two men who died in a collision in Newcastle on Sunday can now be confirmed.
Connor Davison, 25, of Prudhoe and Andrew Milburn, 28, of Crawcrook, died following a collision on Barrack Road in Newcastle.
Both men were in a Volkswagen Golf which was in collision with a Honda at about 9am. They were confirmed deceased at the scene and their families are being offered support by specially-trained officers.
A statement released by Connor’s family read: “Connor Davison, aged 25 of Prudhoe, loving son, father, brother, partner and cousin, sadly taken so suddenly from us.
“Connor will always be in our thoughts, hearts and will never be forgotten.”
The family of Andrew Milburn released the following statement: “Andrew was such a caring, loving and happy son, brother, grandson, nephew and boyfriend.
“Such a popular lad that touched the hearts of so many and sadly missed by all.
“Thank you all for the kind messages and support.
“Our thoughts and hopes now lie with the injured parties of this tragic event.”
A third male occupant of the Golf and a female occupant of the Honda were also taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Northumbria Police has referred the case to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) who have confirmed they will be conducting an independent investigation.