A MAN killed in a crash was heading home after visiting his family in his native North East.
Peter Enright, who was originally from Houghton, had been driving back to Nottingham on the A1(M) after spending time with his loved ones in the region when his car was involved in a crash on the motorway.
The accident happened shortly before 4pm on Sunday when his yellow Toyota MR2 sports car collided with a Citroen C2 between Bowburn and Bradbury.
The 29-year-old’s car went through a central rope barrier and ended up on the wrong side of the road.
He was confirmed dead at the scene.
The investigating officer, Sergeant Phil Grieve, said: “Mr Enright joined the motorway at junction 63 at Chester-le-Street, and it would have taken him around 10 to 15 minutes to travel to the point where he tragically lost his life.
“We are asking anyone who might have seen his car, which was very distinctive, heading south on the A1 to get in touch.”
Police say Mr Enright, who lived in the Nuthall area of Nottingham, appears to have lost control of his car before the collision.
The driver of the Citroen, a 76-year-old man from Stanley, was taken to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough suffering from bruising and shock and was kept in overnight for observation. Debris from the Toyota also struck a BMW 320 car travelling on the northbound carriageway, driven by a 35-year-old man from Wigan who was unhurt.
Anyone with information should contact the collision investigation unit on 0191 375 2159.