Man dies in crash on A688 near Bishop Auckland

The A688 was closed between the Park Head and Bracks Farm roundabouts. Credit: Google

A man in his 30s has died in a crash in County Durham.

It happened just before 8am on the A688 near Bishop Auckland, between the Park Head and Bracks Farm roundabouts on Tuesday 5 September.

The driver of a Nissan Juke died at the scene.

The driver of a Saab car, who was a man in his 20s, was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The two vehicles were travelling in opposite directions when they collided.

The road was closed for several hours for officers to investigate and they are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

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