Police give update after a man dies in A19 crash near Jarrow

Police investigating a crash on the A19 near Jarrow, in which a man died at the scene, have revealed that two people have been released from custody under investigation.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 4:51 pm

An investigation is underway after emergency services were called to a report that a grey Ford Mondeo had been involved in a collision on the A19 southbound, near Jarrow cemetery.

A 42-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, with officers confirming on Monday, April 19, that both have been released from custody under investigation.

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Officers are investigation a crash on the A19, in which a man died at the scene.

Those arrested were travelling in another vehicle on the A19 at the same time of the collision.

Enquiries into the circumstances behind how the vehicle came off road are ongoing.

Police have also confirmed the 26-year-old man’s next of kin has been notified and are receiving support from specialist officers.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have dashcam footage of the area around the time of the crash to get in touch with them.

Sgt Craig Bartle, of Northumbria Police, said: “We would like any witnesses to the incident, or anyone who was travelling south through the Tyne Tunnel at around the time of the collision to get in touch.

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"Please check your dashcam footage and let us know if you saw a Ford Mondeo on Saturday night at around 10.20pm in the area where the collision occurred.

"Even if you did not witness the collision, we would like to see any moments leading up to the collision to help us determine what happened.

“We are committed to finding out the circumstances behind this collision and our enquiries are ongoing.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101 or using the Tell us Something page on the police website, quoting log 25 180421.

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