Death smash driver named

SMASH: Scene of the crash on the A689. Picture by Stuart Hincks.
SMASH: Scene of the crash on the A689. Picture by Stuart Hincks.

A 25-year-old man who died in a horror smash on Saturday has been named as Andrew Dunn.

Mr Dunn, from Wynyard, was declared dead at the scene after the green Ford Fiesta he was driving was in a collision with a Peugeot on the A689 at Wynyard.

His devastated family described him as a “happy person” who loved the outdoors and his family.

In a tribute his family said: “Andrew was a happy person who tried so hard with everything he did.

“He spread happiness in the hearts of everyone he met.

“Andrew loved the outdoors, loved his family and he never ever gave up.

“He was a much loved brother, son and grandson. We miss you.”

The horror smash happened at around 11.40am on Saturday.

All three emergency services, including the Great North Air Ambulance, attended the scene and a 47-year-old woman who was the passenger in the blue Peugeot was flown to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough.

The woman’s husband who was driving the Peugeot suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital but later released.

The crash happened on the westbound carriageway, but the road was closed in both directions until around 5pm.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have been travelling on that stretch of road who has not already been in contact to call the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 083556.

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