A MAN has died after being hit by a car.

Stephen John Wheeler, 45, from the Tunstall area of Sunderland, died after being hit by a white Honda Jazz at around 1am on Sunday.

Police said the collision happened on the Tunstall Hope Road.

The driver of the Honda is helping police with enquiries.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “The man who was struck by the car was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“Enquires are on-going to determine the circumstances of the incident.”