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Children and a baby taken to hospital after A68 fire

Three children have been taken to hospital after a crash on the A68 in County Durham.

The road had to be closed earlier after a Parcelforce van caught fire.

Police have told ITV News Tyne Tees another car went into the back of it.

The family travelling in the car had to be taken to hospital including a baby and two girls aged four and three.

Credit: Durham RPU

The road towards Darlington, which has now been reopened, was closed between 9:30am and 11:45am this morning after it happened between the Swanhouse roundabout and junction 59 of the A1(M).

Durham Constabulary have said no one was seriously injured.


Cyclist killed in A68 collision named

Anthony Winter from Darlington

Police have named the cyclist who was involved in a collision on the A68 yesterday as 24 year old Anthony Winter from Darlington.

Anthony Winter was pronounced dead at the scene after a crash with a lorry near Burtree Lane.

The driver of the lorry, a 50 year old man from Barnsley was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal collision

Durham Police are appealing for witnesses after the death of a cyclist on the A68 in Darlington.

Sergeant Jon Curtis said:

"I am keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision and would ask them to come forward. I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the cyclist, who was wearing florescent clothing, riding a black mountain bike and travelling westbound on the A68 immediately prior to the incident."

– Sgt Jon Curtis, Durham Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.


Lorry driver arrested after death of cyclist

Police have arrested a lorry driver after a cyclist was killed in Darlington this morning.

The 24-year-old collided with a lorry on the westbound carriageway of the A68, about quarter of a mile west of Burtree Lane. He was pronounced dead at the scene and is yet to be formally identified.

The driver of the lorry, a 50-year-old man from Barnsley, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and is currently helping police with their enquiries.

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