Man dies in articulated lorry smash on Spine Road in Blyth

Just before 2.40am this morning police were called to the scene, between the Three Horse Shoes Inn and Blyth Asda, where the collision occurred

A police car
Police tape and a police car

A 40-year-old man has been killed after being hit by an articulated lorry on the A189 Spine Road in Blyth.

Just before 2.40am this morning police were called to the scene, between the Three Horse Shoes Inn and Blyth Asda, where the collision occurred.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “The pedestrian had sustained fatal injuries. The driver of the lorry was uninjured but shocked.”

The road was closed for more than four hours as an examination of the scene was carried out, with diversions via the B1505 Horton Road or Hathery Lane onto the A193.

However, the road reopened at 6.44am, in time for the morning rush hour.

Police say they have spoken to people who were in the area at the time but would like to hear from anyone with information who has not already come forward.

Information can be passed to the investigation team by calling 101, quoting reference number 114 of 20/05/14.

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