THE funeral of a Ponteland man killed in a crash on the A19 is due to take place next week.

Nigel Li (32) died after being hit by a car on the main carriageway of the A19 southbound on Thursday, January 3.

His funeral will take place at Newcastle’s West Road Crematorium at 11am on Thursday, February 14. His family have asked for donations to be made to the Blood Bikes charity.

Inquiries are ongoing to establish how Mr Li came to get out of his car, leave a lay-by and enter the main carriageway.

And police are hoping motorists will come forward with information, enabling them to understand the cause of the incident.