Man dies after car crashes into tree on A167 in County Durham

The Northern Echo: Durham police are investigating the incident Durham police are investigating the incident

A 38-YEAR-OLD man from Langley Moor in County Durham has died after a car crashed into a tree.

The accident happened just before 3am this morning (Wednesday, January 1) on the A167, near the Cock o’ the North roundabout, south of Durham City.

The Subaru Impreza flipped over following the smash and ended up on its roof.

Police and fire crews attended the scene but the motorist, who was alone in the car, died as a result of his injuries.

A spokesman for Durham Police, which is preparing a report for the coroner, said: “The car has hit a tree and ended up on it its roof so there was extensive damage.

“The man has died at the scene as a result of the injuries he sustained.”

An inquest to establish the circumstances surrounding the crash will be held.

The man’s name is not being released until all of his relatives have been informed.

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