A 22-year-old man arrested following a two-vehicle crash in Hartlepool over the weekend has been bailed whilst inquiries continue.

A 24-year-old man died following a collision on the A689 in Hartlepool shortly after 10.15pm on Friday night (November 17).

He had been travelling westbound in a dark blue Audi S3, when the vehicle collided with railings near The Traveller’s Rest pub.

There was a large emergency presence at the scene, including two ambulances, as the road was closed in both directions between Brierton Lane and Rossmere Way.The Northern Echo: A689 Stockton Road, in Hartlepool

Cleveland Police spokesperson said: "A 22-year-old man arrested following a two-vehicle collision in Hartlepool on Friday evening (November 17) has been bailed whilst enquiries continue.

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"A 24-year-old man driving a dark blue Audi S3 sadly died following the collision which took place on the A689 around 10:15pm near to the Travellers Rest Pub.

"The family of the man is being supported by specially trained officers and our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time."

Police continue to appeal for witnesses or anyone with footage of the incident to call 101, quoting SE23228265.