Two arrested after man dies in A19 crash near Jarrow
A man has died at the scene of a car crash on the A19 as two people are arrested in connection with the collision.
Northumbria Police has confirmed a 26-year-old man was sadly found dead at the scene following a crash which occurred at around 10.20pm on Saturday, April 17.
An investigation is now ongoing 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.
Two people – a 42-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man – have been arrested in connection with the collision and remain in police custody.
Police have also confirmed the 26-year-old man’s next of kin has been notified and are receiving support from specialist officers at this time.
Officers are now appealing for anyone with any information or who may have dashcam footage of the area before the crash to contact police.
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 midnight to get in touch.
"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.”
The carriageway was closed for more than eight hours as an investigation was carried out into the crash.
Eight ambulance resources were dispatched to the scene and supported was request to to Great North Air Ambulance Service.
A spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service confirmed earlier on Sunday: "We were called at 12.15am this morning to reports of a road traffic collision on the A19 southbound in the Jarrow area."
Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101 or using the Tell us Something page on the force’s website, quoting log 25 180421.