Tributes to Mother and baby killed in a car crash

Three people have died after a collision between a car and a lorry on the B1404 in County Durham.

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Lorry driver released on bail

A lorry driver who was questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after three members of a family were killed in a head-on crash has been bailed.

The 42-year-old man was arrested by Durham Police following the collision in Seaton Lane, near Houghton-le-Spring.

Robert Reed, 75, was driving a people carrier with his wife, Margaret, 74, in the front and Natalie Simpson, 18, and her 14-month-old daughter, Destiny Reed, in the back.

Mrs Reed remains in a critical, but stable condition in the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.

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