Dominic Scarre: Sedgefield crash death 'devastating'

Dominic Scarre
Image caption Dominic Scarre was attempting to push the car to the kerb

The family of a 19-year-old killed as he tried to move a broken down car off a County Durham road has described his death as "devastating".

Dominic Scarre, from Low Moor Cottages, Finchale, on the outskirts of Durham, was struck by a Ford Transit van on the A689 in Sedgefield on Wednesday.

It is believed the Peugeot 406 in which he was a passenger had run out of fuel.

Mr Scarre had recently completed a two-year environmental conservation course at Durham's Houghall College.

His parents, 13-year-old brother, and other family members, said they were "utterly devastated" by the tragedy.

The van driver, 27-year-old man from Meadowfield, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and later bailed pending further inquiries.

Durham Police is continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident at 07:50 BST.

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