A PEDESTRIAN who died after being hit by a car near Darlington at the weekend has been named.

He was Patrick Schaible, from Headlam.

The 21-year-old was hit by a Renault Clio at Summerhouses, near Darlington, at about 6.40am on Saturday.

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He was pronounced dead at the scene and the B6279 road was closed for several hours as collision investigators carried out their work.

The driver of the vehicle, a 26-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and has been released under investigation.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident.

  • Anyone with information is asked to contact Durham Constabulary on 101 quoting reference 62 of October 7.