Tyne & Wear

County Durham man killed in van collision named by police

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Image caption Kevin McLoughlin was walking westbound along the B6313 at Bluehouse Bank from Pelton Fell

A pedestrian who died after being hit by a van on a County Durham road has been named.

Kevin McLoughlin was walking along the B6313 in Chester-le-Street at about 23:30 BST on Thursday when he was struck by a Ford Transit tipper van.

The 45-year-old, from Pelton Fell, suffered a fatal head injury and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the van was not injured. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Durham Police.

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