TWO teenage boys have died in a crash in Morpeth, Northumberland.

Emergency services rushed to the A196 near Coopies way at around 12.40am today.

A 17-year-old driver and passenger, 16, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Northumberland Police are urging witnesses or anyone with information to call 101, quoting log NP-20230312-0045.

A spokesperson for the force said: "Two teenage boys have sadly lost their lives following a collision in the Morpeth area – and we are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

"Emergency services attended the scene but sadly, despite the best efforts of paramedics, the 17-year-old old driver of the car and a 16-year-old passenger passed away at the scene.


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"Both families are currently being supported by specialist officers at this tragic time.

"We're asking for anyone who has not yet spoken to us to get in touch, especially if you were travelling in the area and may have some information or dashcam footage."

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