A 26-year-old man died when the car he was a passenger in was in a collision with a truck on a County Durham road.
It happened on Tuesday morning on the B1280 at its junction with the northbound entry sliproad of the A19.
The passenger in the car, from Hartlepool, was pronounced dead in hospital. The 26-year-old female driver, also from Hartlepool, was treated for back and neck injuries.
The truck driver, 63, was not hurt. The road was closed for five hours.