Tyne & Wear

Woman, 70, dies as car hits house in County Durham

An elderly woman has died after the car she was driving crashed into a house on the outskirts of Durham City.

Mary Robinson, 70, from High Pittington, died when she lost control of her silver Vauxhall Meriva on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Durham Police said the vehicle crashed into a house on Broomside Lane in Belmont. No-one else was reported hurt.

A force spokesman said initial inquiries suggested Ms Robinson may have been fallen ill at the wheel.

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