Arrest after man dies in car crash in Wallsend

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a man was killed in a smash.

The incident happened at around 1.20pm on Thursday in Hadrian Road, Wallsend, when a Ford Puma collided with a tree.

A 48-year-old man, who was driving the Puma, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.