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.
More top news
Sam Lavery, 17, from Coxhoe will compete in the third week of The X Factor competition this weekend, and it's Diva Week.
Campaigners have chained themselves to railings in Gateshead this morning, to protest against benefit sanctions.
A section of Hadrian's wall and four other conservation areas have been added to Historic England's 'Heritage at Risk Register'