A69 crash: Police investigation after woman, 81, dies in six-vehicle collision near Corbridge

An 81-year-old woman has died after suffering serious injuries in a six-vehicle crash on the A69 near Corbridge. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A woman has died following a six-vehicle crash on the A69 in Northumberland.

Northumbria Police and the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) were called to the A69, near the roundabout for Corbridge and Brocksbushes, just after 9am on Thursday 30 November.

A red Toyota Yaris is believed to have been stationary in a layby on the eastbound carriageway when a red BMW 420D collided with the vehicle.

An 81-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the Toyota, died at the scene.

Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by police officers.

The road was closed in both directions for several hours. The westbound carriageway reopened just after 3:30pm but the eastbound carriageway remains shut.

Officers investigating the collision are appealing for members of the public to come forward.

They have already spoken with several witnesses but they are now asking anyone else who is yet to come forward to get in touch.

They are especially interested in hearing from anyone who was travelling in the area at the time and may have dashcam or CCTV footage.

Inspector Matt Hough, of Northumbria Police, said: “This is a tragic incident which has sadly resulted in a woman losing her life.

“Our thoughts go out to her family and loved ones at this devastating time, and we will continue to support them in whatever way we can.

“An investigation has been launched, and we are committed to establish the full circumstances leading up to the collision.

“We are especially keen to hear from any passing motorists or witnesses who might have seen what happened or have any CCTV or dashcam footage which shows the area of this collision.

“Any information, however small, could prove key as part of our investigation.”

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Northumbria Police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the website or call 101, quoting log number NP-20231130-0204.

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