Tyne & Wear

Driver dies after car leaves A177 in County Durham

A driver died in hospital after her vehicle left the road in County Durham.

The 26-year-old, from the Sedgefield area, suffered serious injuries when the VW Polo ended up in shrubs and undergrowth at the side of the A177 between Sedgefield and Coxhoe.

A 24-year-old man from the Bishop Auckland area, also travelling in the vehicle, suffered minor injuries.

Durham Police has appealed for witnesses to the incident, near the former Hare and Hounds at 00:30 BST.

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