Two dead after car hits tree near Barnard Castle

Two people have died when a car hit a tree.

The crash happened shortly after 03:00 BST on the Westwick Road in Whorlton, County Durham.

Durham Police said they believed a grey Audi A4 had been travelling eastbound between Whorlton and Barnard Castle when it hit a tree.

The force has appealed for anyone who has information or who saw the car near the time of the fatal crash to contact them.

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