Man killed in motorbike crash in Peterlee following police pursuit

Flowers have been left at the scene of the crash in Peterlee. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A man has died following a collision in Peterlee in the early hours of this morning.

Two men on a motorbike crashed in Passfield Way, just after 2:30am, following what police described as "a brief pursuit".

Police say despite the best efforts of the emergency services, the pillion passenger died at the scene.

The driver was also seriously injured and taken to James Cook University Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

The road was closed for several hours while specialist collision investigators carried out their inquiries. It is now reopen.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information to contact the Collision Investigation Team on 01325 742702 or email

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