THE name of a man who died after a crash involving a car and a truck near Stocksfield has been released by police.

At about 9.30pm on Wednesday, Northumbria Police officers received a report of a collision between a blue Mazda 6 and a yellow recovery truck at the crossroads junction of the B6309 and Lead Road near Stocksfield.

Emergency services attended but sadly, the driver of the Mazda – Drew Kyle Docherty, 20, of Crawcrook – was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family are being supported by specialist family liaison officers.

Two other male occupants of the Mazda – aged 19 and 18 – remain in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has since been released under investigation.

Hexham Courant: Floral tributes mark the site where 20-year-old Drew Docherty died.Floral tributes mark the site where 20-year-old Drew Docherty died.

Sergeant Michael Parnaby, of Northumbria Police’s motor patrols department, said: “This is understandably a devastating time for Drew’s family. Our thoughts go out to them and we are determined to find the answers that they deserve.

“It is always incredibly sad when somebody loses their life on our region’s road, and we will continue to offer Drew’s loved ones any support they need. I would ask that their privacy is respected.

“We are continuing to carry out enquiries into what happened immediately before this collision, and would like to thank those who have already come forward with information.

“I would ask anybody who witnessed the collision, or who was travelling in the area at that time on Wednesday evening and has dashcam footage showing a blue Mazda or a yellow recovery truck, to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell us Something’ page of their website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20220202-1136. Alternatively, email

Floral tributes have been left at the scene.