Two people die after car crash

Two people died when a hatchback car came off a road in County Durham and hit a tree.

A 20-year-old driving a silver Citroen Saxo and his 17-year-old passenger died at the scene of the crash on the B6279 near Staindrop at around 3pm on Sunday.

Police said it was unclear whether the poor weather in parts of the North East on Sunday afternoon played a part in the crash.

A spokesman for the police said the driver, from Darlington, appeared to lose control of his car near a junction with Kiln Lane, just outside Ingleton.