Police have confirmed that a woman in her 20s has died and one person is in hospital following a serious crash on the A167 in Darlington this morning.

The incident happened just after 3am on the A167 near Coatham Munderville.

It is believed that the vehicle, a Mercedes C class left the road and collided with a tree.

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The road has been closed since the incident this morning as police carry out investigations at the scene.

Police have confirmed that, sadly, the driver of the vehicle, a woman in her 20s died at the scene.

The passenger, also a man in his 20s was taken to James Cook University Hospital with serious injuries.

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Collision investigators are currently working at the scene of the incident and the road is still expected to be closed for some time, police have said.


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