Fatal collision in Gateshead
Dated: 25 Apr 2012
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Gateshead yesterday.
At 9am yesterday morning police were informed of a collision in Princesway on Team Valley Trading Estate between a car and a van.
The collision happened in Princesway North at the junction with Fourth Avenue.
The driver of the van, a 37 year old man, was taken to hospital in a critical condition where he was later pronounced dead.
He has been named as Keith Booth, of King Street, Birtley.
A 41-year-old woman, the driver of the car, was taken to hospital and has since been released.
Sergeant Jason Ryder, of Northumbria Police Road Safety Unit, said: "Mr Booth's family are understandably devastated by this unforeseen loss and our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time."
Any with any information is urged to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.