Newcastle bus and car crash leaves man dead

A 39-year-old man has died after a car and a bus driving in opposite directions crashed in Newcastle.

The incident happened at about 21:00 BST on Sunday when a white Audi R8 and a single decker bus collided on the Great North Road (B1318) in Gosforth.

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 61-year-old male driver of the bus was released by the fire and rescue service and taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The road was closed for five hours.

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