Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Second Man Arrested over Fatal Crash on Coast Road

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Second Man Arrested over Fatal Crash on Coast Road

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POLICE have arrested a second man in connection with a fatal collision on the Coast Road at North Shields.

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

Police were called to the accident on the Coast Road on November 27.

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, Northumberland, 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 now 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. …

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