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Driver dies in car accident

A driver has died following an accident near to Easington services in County Durham.

A silver Peugeot 206 is thought to have left the road at around 12.30am on Friday March 7, and hit a lamppost.

The driver was taken to James Cook Hospital where he died.

Officers investigating the incident are appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident to contact them on 101 and ask for Durham Constabulary.