Tyne & Wear

County Durham man dies in van collision

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Image caption Police said there was no footpath on the stretch of road where the crash happened

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a van on a County Durham road.

Durham Police said the man was struck by a Ford Transit tipper van, on the B6313 in Chester-le-Street, at about 23:30 BST on Thursday.

The local man, in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The van driver was not injured.

Durham Police said there was no footpath where the crash happened and it is believed the man was walking with his back to oncoming traffic.

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