The funeral of five members from the same family who died when their car hit a lorry will take place later.
David and Angela Cockburn from Chester le Street died along with their two daughters Carley Ann, 21 and Bethany, 18. Beth's 23 month old daughter Lacie Jade Stephenson also died in the collision in Grimsby two weeks ago. The funeral will be held Birtley.
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