A MAN who died after his van crashed on the A68 has been named.

South Northumberland Coroner Eric Armstrong opened an inquest into the death of 47-year-old Lee Ian Garbett, from Shildon, County Durham, on Wednesday.

The Vauxhall Astra van which he had been driving crashed on the A68, near the entrance to Barrasford Quarry, at around 2.40pm on Thursday.

Emergency services, including the Great North Air Ambulance Service, were called but he was pronounced dead at the scene.