The family of a man who died following a collision in Washington have paid tribute to him.
John Terence Robinson, 24, of Peterlee was involved in a collision just after midnight on March 13. Police say it involved a heavy goods vehicle and a car on the A19 southbound at the A1231 junction.
John's family are being supported by specialist officers. They have released this short statement:
“All of our family are very sad to lose our lovely John,” the statement read.
“He will be deeply missed.”
An investigation is ongoing into the collision, which resulted in the road being closed for six hours as officers carried out enquiries and the vehicles were recovered.
A 56-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in police custody. He is assisting officers with their enquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 2 130319 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.