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Second arrest after Coast Road fatal crash

Dated: 14 Dec 2012

Police car at night with flashing lights on.

Police have arrested a second man in connection with a fatal collision on the Coast Road.

Enquiries into the collision are ongoing and officers are trying to trace any witnesses that may have seen a black Citroen Saxo around the time of the incident.

At 7:19pm on Tuesday, November 27, police received a report of a crash on the A1058 Coast Road in North Tyneside.

A red Volkswagen Golf was travelling eastbound when, for reasons yet to be established, it left the road at the off slip to Norham Road and collided with a crash barrier. 38-year-old Mark Kenneth Flynn, from Blyth was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on police bail.

A second man, aged 24, has also been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who was travelling south on the A189 Spine Road, the A19 or the Silverlink interchange between 7pm and 7.15pm November 27 and who saw a red coloured VW golf travelling with a black Citroen Saxo VTR.

Roads Safety Sergeant Mick Soulsby said: "A second man has been arrested in connection with the collision and we are still trying to trace witnesses who were in the area on the night of the crash and who might have seen anything.

"We are especially keen to hear from anyone who was driving on the A189 Spine Road, the A19 or the Coast Road that evening and who might have seen a red VW Golf and a black Citroen Saxo VTR driving together.

"If anyone thinks they may have seen the two vehicles together in the time just before the collision, or if anyone thinks that have any information that could help us with our enquiries then I'd ask them to get in touch with us as soon as possible, anonymously if they prefer."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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