POLICE are appealing for information after a Ponteland man died in a crash on the A19 last week. 

Nigel Yue Bun Li (32) died after being hit by a car on the main carriageway of the A19 southbound between Seaton Burn and Moor Farm roundabout at 7.40am on Thursday, January 3.

Emergency services attended the scene after Nigel was hit by a black Volkswagen.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish how Mr Li came to leave the lay-by and enter the main carriageway.

Police said Mr Li had been involved in an ongoing dispute with the driver of a white Ford Transit van a short time before the collision.

The driver of the white Ford Transit van (37) was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and has since been released under investigation. 

Superintendent Simon Hall said: “The van driver remained at the scene along with the car that was involved in the fatal collision.

“We have spoken to the person involved and they have given their account of what happened.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who saw or has dashcam footage of the Volkswagen Golf or van prior to the collision or saw people in the lay-by.”