Tributes have been left next to the scene of a crash that claimed the life of a 40-year-old dad.
Adam Brennan, of Shaftsbury Park, Hetton, was declared dead at the scene of the collision on the Sunderland-bound carriageway of the A690 near Houghton Cut, at about 7am on Friday.
To my loving son, miss you loads, always in my thoughts.Parents of Adam Brennan
Mr Brennan had been driving a Vauxhall Astra when it left the road and crashed down an embankment into a field.
The inside lane was closed for several hours while the fire service, police and paramedics dealt with the incident.
Flowers have since been left at the scene, with Northumbria Police crash investigators placing appeals on both sides of the busy dual carriageway, as they investigate the accident.
Among the notes left with bouquets include one from Atlanta, which reads: “Dad, we will miss you forever. Sending all the love in the world.”
It sits alongside a tribute from his parents, which reads: “To my loving son, miss you loads, always in my thoughts.”
Another reads: “To the craziest brother and uncle anyone could have.
“I can’t believe I am writing this card. We will miss you unreal amounts until we meet again.”
A note left by Denise and Dave reads: “Snapper, you will be a big miss, especially at the parties, as you were the life of them.” Brian and June wrote: “A loving and caring lad. Missed, but never forgotten.”
Online tributes have also been left after police named Mr Brennan as the victim of the crash.
Steve Mollison said: “Sad news, our thoughts to his family, RIP,” while Rachael Hanson said: “Oh no, I drove past this, so sad, RIP. Thoughts with the family.”
Kenny Martin wrote: “Very sad that a life been taken.”
Police are continuing to carry out an investigation into the collision, which led to rush-hour traffic being diverted.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 146 11/09/15 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.