POLICE have confirmed a man injured in a car crash has died.

A woman also injured in the incident in Newton Aycliffe on Monday, April 1, died following the crash.

Both people suffered critical injuries following the car accident which involved a black Volkswagen T-Roc.

The vehicle was travelling from School Aycliffe towards Horndale Avenue.

On reaching the mini roundabout junction, the vehicle continued straight over the junction and collided with a tree just after 9.35am.

Emergency services attended the scene including two Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) helicopters.