Man charged over car crash death

Mark Flynn and his dog Scamp, who died in a car crash on the A1058 Coast Road last November.

Mark Flynn and his dog Scamp, who died in a car crash on the A1058 Coast Road last November.

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A man has been charged in connection with a fatal car crash last November.

Police have charged Daniel Martin Thompson, of Killingworth Avenue, Backworth, with dangerous driving, failing to stop after an accident and failing to report an accident following the incident on the A1058 Coast Road on Tuesday, November 27, last year.

The 24-year-old will appear before North Tyneside Magistrates Court on August 8.

The accident happened just before 7.20pm and saw Mark Flynn, 38, of Blyth, killed at the scene when his VW Golf crashed on the off slip road to Norham Road.

His dog Scamp was also killed at the scene after the car rolled over several times.