Man killed in A1 crash near Morpeth

A SECTION of the A1 south of Morpeth is expected to remain closed until later this evening after a man was killed in an accident early Wednesday afternoon.

The main road has been shut in both directions since the accident at 2.15pm.

It was reported a vehicle travelling south overturned following a collision and landed on the northbound carriageway just before the turn-off to Stannington.

Two other occupants of the vehicle were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The A1 remains closed from Blagdon and Seaton Burn with diversions in place, including along Station Road.

Motorists are advised to find an alternative route.