Police say a car involved in a collision with a bus in Darlington was stolen less than thirty minutes earlier.
The collision on the junction of Parkgate and St Cuthbert's Way in the town happened just before 5pm yesterday, December 21.
A passenger in the car died, while another man was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Bus passengers were treated for shock.
A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and burglary. Durham Police are appealing for anyone who saw the accident to contact them.
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