LATEST NEWS: Teenage cyclist dies after crash

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A TEENAGER seriously injured in a crash between his bike and a car has died.

Police have confirmed that Keegan Massey Bartlett Crawford, of Westward Place, Harraton, Washington, has died after the incident.

The 17-year-old was left fighting for his life after the collision on the A183 Chester Road, in Penshaw, on Saturday afternoon.

The Great North Air Ambulance helicopter was scrambled and emergency services battled to save his life after he stopped breathing.

He was airlifted to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary suffering from serious head injuries, but medics have been unable to save his life.

The driver of the car, a silver Ford Fiesta, was not hurt.

Anyone who witnessed the collision should call Northumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.