Driver dies in head-on collision on A688

A motorist has been killed in a head-on collision in County Durham.

The 36-year-old, from West Cornforth, was driving a Peugeot 206 which was involved in a collision with a VW Polo on the A688 West Auckland bypass.

The driver of the other vehicle, an 18-year-old woman, was taken to hospital with back and neck injuries.

Durham Police has appealed for witnesses to the incident, which took shortly before 19:00 GMT on Tuesday.

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