One killed, four injured after Gateshead crash

ONE person was killed and four others injured in a crash at Gateshead this morning.

A Mitsubishi Lancer was travelling northbound on the Pacific Highway when the accident happened about 3.30am.

A back-seat passenger, a man aged 22, sustained critical injuries and died at the scene.

The 21-year-old male driver, a 19-year-old woman and two male passengers aged 20 and 22, were taken to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital with various injuries.

Police said fatigue and wet weather may have been a factor in the accident.

Investigations are continuing.

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