An 18-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy have sadly died following a devastating collision.

Northumbria Police have released the following statement this morning:

“We have some sad news to bring you this morning.

“We are appealing for witnesses to come forward after two teenagers sadly died following a road traffic collision in Northumberland.

“At 9.30pm on Friday, we received a report of a three-vehicle collision on the A192 Hartford Bank, in Cramlington.

“It was reported that a Suzuki Vitara, a Range Rover Evoque and a Ford Focus had collided for reasons yet to be established. 

“Emergency services attended and despite the best efforts of paramedics and members of the public an 18-year-old man from inside the Suzuki was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene. 

“His identity can now be confirmed as Connor Lapworth, of Blyth. 

“A boy who was in the Suzuki at the time of the collision – aged 15 – suffered serious head injuries in the incident and was taken to hospital.

“Sadly, despite the best efforts of medical staff, he passed away yesterday.

“His identity can now be confirmed as Corey Mavin, also of Blyth. 

“The families of both Connor and Corey are being supported by specialist Family Liaison Officers at this devastating time.

“Two other males who were in the Suzuki – aged 41 and 17 – suffered serious injuries in the collision and were admitted to hospital where they remain at this time. 

“The 36-year-old female driver of the Range Rover suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital, while the 52-year-old female driver of the Ford Focus was uninjured in the collision.

“This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are firmly with the family and loved ones of the two young people who have sadly lost their lives and those who have suffered injuries in this collision. 

“We will offer them all of the support they need and ask that their privacy is respected at this time.

“We are asking that anyone who may have seen the moments leading up to the collision or have information regarding the three vehicles involved being driven in the area to contact us immediately.

“Anyone who has dash cam footage of the area around the time of the incident should also get in touch. Your information, no matter how small you feel it may be, could help us to ascertain exactly what happened.

“Witnesses or anyone with information regarding the collision should use the ‘Report’ page on our website or call 101, quoting NP-20231222-1120.”