A1M in County Durham closed after crash death

One person has died in a collision involving a car and a pedestrian on the A1M in County Durham.

Police said both carriageways of the motorway between the A690 at Durham and the A167 at Chester-le-street would be closed for up to four hours.

A spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service said they were alerted at 19:07 GMT and confirmed one person had died at the scene.

No further details have been released. Local diversions are in operation.

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