Teesside driver dies after car hits lamppost

A man has died after the car he was driving collided with a lamppost in Seaton Carew, near Hartlepool.

Police said Dennis King, 78, who was from the Hartlepool area, died at Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital after the crash on Monday.

Two children, aged eight and 12 who were also in the Vauxhall Vectra, were treated for minor injuries.

A Cleveland Police spokesman appealed for witnesses to the incident, which happened on The Front.

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