Tyne & Wear

Gateshead crash deaths: Three killed as car and lorry collide

Car removed from scene of fatal crash in Gateshead
Image caption The car involved in the fatal crash has been removed from the scene

Three people have been killed after the car they were travelling in collided with a lorry in Gateshead.

The crash happened on Fellside Road at about 02:20 BST close to Whickham Golf Club.

A 43-year-old man, and two girls aged 17, all from Gateshead, died at the scene. The lorry driver was uninjured.

Northumbria Police urged anyone who saw the "distinctive" black Mercedes C63 AMG model in the hours leading up to the crash to contact the force.

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