Muriel Bartle, 62, from Seaton Sluice, was driving northbound when the head-on collision happened near Surrey House.
The driver of the other vehicle involved, a 25-year-old woman, was taken to Wansbeck General Hospital for treatment. She has since been released.
It happened around 9.45am. Emergency services attended and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Enquiries are being carried out to establish the cause of the collision and anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who has any information are asked to contact police on either 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 305 171014 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.