Northumbria Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage that could aid in investigations into the crash, which took the driver’s life.
At approximately 12:15 p.m. today, Saturday July 17, officers received a report of a two-vehicle collision on the B1342 about four miles east of Belford, near the hamlet of Elwick.
Emergency services were immediately deployed to the scene, about 10 km north of Bamburgh.
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It was reported that a black Lexus-CT was traveling eastbound before colliding with a red Nissan Juke, which was traveling in the opposite direction.
The occupants of the Lexus-CT were not seriously injured, but the driver of the Juke was seriously injured in the incident.
The 73-year-old was taken to hospital but sadly died.
Specialized officers from the Northumbria Police Motorized Patrol Department have informed his family offering all possible support at this time.
Investigations into the circumstances of the collision are ongoing, but police are now asking all witnesses to the collision to come forward.
Inspector Pinner Rana said: “This collision took place in a fairly rural area, but we know there were a number of cars on the road at that time.
“We need to talk to anyone who saw the collision and ask anyone in the area with a dash cam to review their footage to see if they captured the incident.
“This is a devastating time for the family of the man who sadly lost his life and we will continue to provide them with all the support they need at this time.”