Tyne & Wear

Pedestrian killed on A1 motorway in Bowburn named

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Image caption The accident happened just before Bowburn Services on the A1(M)

A pedestrian hit and killed by a lorry while walking on a motorway has been named.

Durham Police said Askar Abilpanov, who was 19 and from Kazakhstan, was on the A1(M) in County Durham.

The crash happened about 01:55 GMT on Saturday on the northbound carriageway, about half a mile south of Bowburn Services and junction 61.

Durham Police are appealing for anyone who saw the crash, a red HGV, or the man on the road to contact them.

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