Tyne & Wear

Man dies in traffic light crash in East Boldon

A man died when he apparently lost control of his car and crashed into traffic lights and a wall in South Tyneside.

Craig Walton, 20, from the Hebburn area was pronounced dead at the scene.

It happened at 0500 BST on Sunderland Road at the junction with Front Street in East Boldon. Police closed the road for three hours.

Officers are keen to speak to a driver and passengers in a white van believed to have stopped at the scene.

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