Pedestrian dies in Barnard Castle crash

A pedestrian was killed when he was hit by a car near Barnard Castle in County Durham, police said.

The man, who has not yet been named, was pronounced dead at the scene on the B6728 near Barnard Castle golf club late on Friday.

A spokeswoman for Durham Police said a male passenger in the car was taken to hospital with facial injuries.

No-one else was hurt in the incident and the spokeswoman appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

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