A 64-YEAR-OLD man who sustained critical injuries after his vehicle collided with a metal sign has died.

An investigation was launched on March 25 after the one-vehicle crash on the A68.

The driver had been taken to hospital for treatment but died on Sunday as a result of his injuries.

His family is being supported by specialist officers.

Inquiries remain ongoing to determine the circumstances surrounding the collision and police have issued a further appeal for information.

Sergeant Matt Sykes, of the motor patrols department, said: “Sadly, this incident has resulted in a man losing his life, and our thoughts are with his loved ones at this difficult time.

“Our investigation is ongoing and we have already spoken to a number of witnesses, but we would still like to hear from anyone else who might have been driving in the area at the time, especially those with dashcam footage, so we can build up a clear picture of the moments leading up to the collision.”

The man had been travelling north on the A68 towards the Riding Mill roundabout junction with the A695 in a grey Citroen Picasso at around 3.50pm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of their website or by calling 101 quoting log 659 25/03/21.