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68-year-old man and 72-year-old woman die after collision in Northumberland UK News

A 68-year-old man and a 72-year-old woman have died in a collision in Northumberland.

Police received a report at around 3:35 p.m. on Friday, June 25, of a collision between a motorcycle and a Mitsubishi in front of the New Kennels in Simonburn, Northumberland.

Emergency services arrived at the scene where they discovered that a 68-year-old man, the driver of the motorcycle, and a 72-year-old woman, who was a passenger in a sidecar, had been seriously injured.

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Both were treated by paramedics but were pronounced dead at the scene.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Specialist officers are supporting the family of the 68-year-old man and 72-year-old woman, who tragically lost their lives in this incident.

“The driver of the Mitsubishi was not injured but was naturally quite shaken by the incident.

“An investigation is currently underway to establish the circumstances of the collision and anyone with information is urged to contact the police.

“This took place in front of the New Kennels in Simonburn, southwest Northumberland, and officers are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage of the vehicles involved – during or before the collision.

“Anyone who witnesses the collision, or anyone who thinks they can help the police, is asked to contact us citing reference number 675 6/25/21.”