A66 Bowes crash: Couple die in two-car collision

A married couple have been killed in a crash involving two vehicles on the A66 in County Durham.

The man, aged 78, and his 71-year-old wife, were in a Seat Ibiza that was in collision with a Citroen DS5 near Bowes on Wednesday afternoon.

The couple, from Lanarkshire, were both declared dead at the scene.

Durham Police said the driver of the Citroen - a 61-year-old man from Doncaster - was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

The dead couple have yet to be formally identified.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

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