Shane Smith named as County Durham road crash victim

The field and the fencing through which the car crashed Image copyright Durham Police
Image caption The car had been travelling north on Eldon Bank

A man who was killed when his car left the road and hit a fence in County Durham has been named.

Shane Smith of Stainforth Close, Newton Aycliffe, was driving north at 20:45 GMT on the Close House Road near Bishop Auckland on Saturday when he crashed.

The 25-year-old suffered head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said another man, 25, who was also in the car was uninjured. The road was closed for about three hours.

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