A MAN has died after his car left the A19 and crashed in east Durham.

A Durham Police spokesperson said: "Police are appealing for witnesses after a car left the A19 northbound carriageway and came to rest on the grass verge.

"Officers are keen to see any dash cam footage or speak to any motorists who have seen a silver Hyundai hatchback between 6.15pm and 6.45pm on Friday, January 17, between Dalton Park and the A1018 slip road.

"Sadly the male driver, who was in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene."

Anyone with any information should contact Durham Constabulary’s collision investigation unit on 101, quoting incident reference 350 of January 17.