A PENSIONER has died after his car careered into a metal fence.

Police are appealing for information after a 70-year-old man died following a crash in Hartlepool yesterday, Tuesday, April 2.

The incident occurred at about 3pm at the junction of Hart Lane and Jesmond Gardens and involved a Jeep Renegade which crashed into a metal railing.

The 70-year-old male driver of the vehicle was declared dead at the scene.

Anyone with dashcam footage or information regarding the vehicle before the collision is asked to contact PC Andy Lawson from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 054839.