Driver dies when car leaves County Durham road

A driver died when his car left the road and crashed into a field in County Durham.

The incident, involving a Hyundai coupe, took place on Langley Lane between Whitton Gilbert and Burnhope in the early hours.

William Dalkin, 22 and from Burnhope, was confirmed dead at the scene.

Two passengers in the vehicle suffered minor injuries and were treated in hospital. An investigation into the cause of the accident is under way.

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