Police appeal for dashcam footage after A19 incident
Victim named after collision
A MAN who died following an incident on the A19 has been named by police as detectives appeal for information about an alleged disagreement that took place before the collision.
The incident occurred on the southbound carriageway of the A19, between Seaton Burn and Moor Farm roundabout, at around 7.40am on Thursday.
Emergency services went to the scene after a black Volkswagen had been involved in a collision with a man who had got out of his car after stopping in a lay-by at the side of the road.
The deceased has now been named as 32-year-old Nigel Yue Bun Li, from Ponteland.
Police say he was on the main carriageway at the time of the collision and enquiries are ongoing to establish how he came to be on the road.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Mr Li had been driving a silver Volkswagen Golf before pulling into the lay-by.
It is understood that a short time before the collision, Mr Li had been involved in a disagreement with the driver of a white Ford Transit van.
Both vehicles had pulled into the lay-by when the disagreement took place. The van driver was later arrested by officers on suspicion of manslaughter. He has since been released under investigation.
Officers are keen to hear from anyone who saw or has dashcam footage of either the VW Golf or van prior to the collision.
Det Insp Dave English, of Northumbria Police, said: “This is a very tragic incident and
I would urge anyone who has any information or dashcam footage of either of the males in the lay-by or the accident to come forward
DET INSP DAVE ENGLISH
our thoughts are with Mr Li’s family who are being supported by specialist officers during this difficult time.
“We are currently trying to establish exactly what has happened and I would urge anyone who has any information or dashcam footage of either of the males in the lay-by or the accident to come forward. Sometimes the smallest detail can be of the greatest importance, so even if it is something minor, it may help officers.”
Anyone who can help should call police on 101, quoting reference number 507 03/01/19.
■ The A19 was closed near Seaton Burn following the incident
■ Nigel Yue Bun Li was pronounced dead at the scene