POLICE have formally identified a man who died in a crash on the A68.
It happened last Friday when a van and a lorry collided on the outskirts of Darlington.
49-year-old Peter Hammond, from nearby Bolam village, was a front-seat passenger in the van. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 46-year-old man, who was a rear passenger in the van, suffered multiple injuries.
He was taken by air ambulance to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough where his condition is 'critical but stable'.
The van driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and the lorry driver for death by careless driving.
Both have been released on police bail.