Tyne & Wear

Woman arrested after motorcyclist dies in County Durham crash

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Image caption The bike was heading in the direction of Consett when it collided with the car near to the junction with Greensbank West Pelton

A motorcyclist has died in a crash in County Durham.

A Kawasaki ZX-6R and a Vauxhall Meriva car collided just after 07:00 BST on the A693 between Pelton and Beamish.

The motorcyclist, a 29-year-old man from Chester-le-Street, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car, a 45-year-old woman from Stanley, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, Durham Police confirmed.

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