City Bypass Crash killed 12

A Mini bus crash caused the death of 12 occupants on the city bypass after it crashed on its way to a stag party.

The men, who have not yet been named, were heading to Newcastle for a stag weekend when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed it into a wall at the a720 overpass.  All 12 occupants were declared dead at the scene.

Initial investigations believe that the driver was intoxicated while driving causing the crash.