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South Shields teen named after fatal collision

Tyler Clarke

5:25am 22nd January 2018
(Updated 6:47pm 22nd January 2018)

Police investigating a fatal collision in Jarrow are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

At about 3am, Sunday 21st January, police received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Holland Park Drive in Jarrow.

Emergency services attended the scene after a Mitsubishi Colt collided with a Land Rover Discovery.

Sadly a 17-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has now been named as Tyler Clarke who was from the South Shields area.

Five males aged between 15 and 18 have been arrested in connection with the collision.

Enquiries are on-going and police are appealing for information.

Motor Patrols Sergeant Jason Ryder said:

“Our thoughts are with Tyler’s family, they are being supported by family liaison officers as we carry out our enquiries and we ask their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.

“We would like to speak to any witnesses to the collision and would ask anyone who may have seen what happened to get in contact with us.”

An investigation is ongoing into the incident and officers are asking anyone with any information, or who witnessed the collision, to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference number 163 210118.

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