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Police name family who died in crash

Police have named the three members of the same family who died in a collision in County Durham yesterday.

Robert Reed, 75, Natalie Simpson, 18, and 14-month-old Destiny Reed were killed in the head on collision between their car and a lorry.

Margaret Reed, 74, was airlifted to hospital and remains in James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough with serious injuries.

The 42-year-old lorry driver remains in police custody and is being interviewed this afternoon.

"Natalie Jade is remembered as a caring and thoughtful young lady. She embraced motherhood with enthusiasm and maturity. It was clear that she would be a proud and loving mother to her daughter."

– Dr Iain Shaw Headteacher, Prudhoe Community High School

"You'll never be forgotten. I will always have you in my mind and heart. Love you forever. I will miss you always baby girls."

– A friend of the family

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