A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a woman was killed in a crash on the A69 on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old man, who was driving a Ford Focus, was arrested by Northumbria Police following the two-vehicle collision which occurred at Haydon Bridge at around 6.30pm.

He remains in police custody and police are now appealing for any witnesses to the collision to get in touch.

It was reported that the blue Ford Focus estate was travelling westbound on the A69 when it was in collision with a blue Hyundai I30 travelling in the opposite direction.

Emergency services attended the scene but a woman, who was the front seat passenger in the Ford Focus, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 21-year-old female rear seat passenger in the Ford Focus was also taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The 62-year-old driver of the Hyundai was also taken to hospital for treatment, but is not believed to have suffered any serious injuries.

Sergeant Craig Bartle, of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols Department, said: “We are still carrying out inquiries this morning to formally identify the victim and inform her next of kin.

“An investigation to establish exactly what has happened will continue, but we have arrested a man on suspicion of dangerous driving and he remains in custody.

“We need to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone who saw the Ford Focus in the area earlier that evening.

“The vehicle is believed to have been in Newcastle earlier in the evening before it travelled west on the A69.

“We are also particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage of the incident.”

The A69 was closed for more than seven hours last night but has since been reopened.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or has information that may assist police, should call officers on 101 quoting log 873 20/08/19.

You can also report information online at the Northumbria Police website or email the investigating officer on 2013@northumbria.pnn.police.uk