Motorist killed in head-on Cockfield crash

A motorist has died and another person has been seriously injured in a head-on collision in County Durham.

Police said a Ford Fiesta and a Skoda Fabia collided on Lands Road in Cockfield, near Bishop Auckland, at about 00:25 BST on Sunday.

The driver of the Fiesta, who has not been named, died at the scene.

A passenger in the Fabia was freed from the wreckage and taken to James Cook University Hospital with spinal injuries.

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