A PEDESTRIAN who was knocked over and killed while walking home along a lane between two villages has been named by police.

Kevin Andrew McLoughlin, 45, of Pelton Fell, near Chester-le-Street, County Durham, was walking westbound along the B6313 at Bluehouse Bank from Pelton Fell towards Grange Villa at about 11.30pm on Thursday night (July 24) when he was struck by a Ford Transit Tipper vehicle travelling in the same direction.

Mr McLoughlin suffered a fatal head injury and was confirmed dead at the scene.

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Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the victim or the vehicle shortly before the accident, is asked to call Durham Police on the non-emergency number 101 and ask for the collision investigation unit.