A BRIDE-to-be has been left devastated by the death of her fiancé following a motorway smash.

Engaged Kevin Campbell was driving his Fiat Punto south on the A1(M) when it flew off the road, hit a crash barrier and then smashed into a tree.

Mr Campbell, 25, was rushed to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough with serious and chest injuries following the crash, which happened about a mile south of junction 60 – Bradbury, near Sedgefield, in south-east County Durham – at about 7.40am on Sunday (January 12).

But today (Thursday, January 16) a Durham Police spokesman announced that he had never regained consciousness and sadly died in hospital on Tuesday.

Mr Campbell, of Bridge End, Coxhoe, near Durham City, was originally from Edinburgh, where his parents and younger brother still live.

He was engaged to be married to a woman from Durham and worked at a privately-run care home in Darlington, which is where he was heading when the crash happened.

Mr Campbell’s loved ones are said to have been devastated by his death and have asked to be left to come to terms with their loss privately.

Accordingly, The Northern Echo has not made any attempt to contact them.

Mr Campbell had to be cut from his vehicle by firefighters before being airlifted to hospital in a Great North Air Ambulance Service helicopter.

Durham Police have launched an investigation into the crash.

Offices from the force are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to the incident to call their non-emergency number, 101, and ask for either the road policing team or the collision investigation unit.