Police arrest 21-year-old after tragic Northumberland crash

The identity of the 20-year-old who lost his life has also been confirmed
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Police have confirmed that a 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a tragic Northumberland crash.

The suspected has since been released under investigation.

The incident took place at around 9:30 pm on Wednesday, February 2 when a blue Mazda 6 and a yellow recovery truck collided at the crossroads between the B6039 and Lead Road near Stocksfield.

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The 20-year-old driving the Mazda was pronounced dead at the scene and has now been identified as Drew Kyle Docherty of Crawcrook.

Two other people were in the Mazda, both teenagers of 19 and 18 years old, and are currently in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the collision.

Sergeant Michael Parnaby, of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols department, said: “This is understandably a devastating time for Drew’s family.

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“Our thoughts go out to them and we are determined to find the answers that they deserve.

The tragedy happened on the B6039 junction (Image: Google Streetview)The tragedy happened on the B6039 junction (Image: Google Streetview)
The tragedy happened on the B6039 junction (Image: Google Streetview)

“It is always incredibly sad when somebody loses their life on our region’s road, and we will continue to offer Drew’s loved ones any support they need. I would ask that their privacy is respected.

“We are continuing to carry out enquiries into what happened immediately before this collision, and would like to thank those who have already come forward with information.

“I would ask anybody who witnessed the collision, or who was travelling in the area at that time on Wednesday evening and has dashcam footage showing a blue Mazda or a yellow recovery truck, to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of their website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20220202-1136.