Two arrested after pedestrian is killed on A184

A man has died after being hit by a vehicle on the Felling Bypass near Gateshead.

Saturday, 14th December 2019, 9:05 pm
Updated Sunday, 15th December 2019, 12:24 pm
A man has been killed after being hit by a vehicle on the A184 near Whitemare Pool.

Police were called to reports that a pedestrian had been hit by a dark coloured car on the A184 westbound near Whitemare Pool, at around 12.30am on Saturday, December 14.

Emergency services attended the scene, but a 36-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The family of the man, who has not yet been formally identified, are being supported by specialist officers.

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A man and woman, both aged 40, have been arrested and remain in police custody.

Police have launched an investigation to determine the cause of the crash and enquiries are ongoing.

They have appealed to anyone who witnessed the incident or may have been driving in the area at the time, with dash cam footage which could assist with their investigation.

Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting reference 27 14/12/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.