Seaham crash: Fourth member of family dies

Crash scene
Image caption The road was closed during the afternoon

A crash in which three generations of a family died three weeks ago - including a baby - has claimed its fourth victim.

Robert Reed, 75, his granddaughter Destiny Reed, 14 months, and her mother Natalie Simpson, 18, died in the head-on crash with a lorry on 25 April.

Mr Reed's wife, Margaret, 74, suffered head injuries in the crash in Seaham and died on Friday, police said.

A 42-year-old lorry driver arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been bailed.

Durham Police said Mrs Reed, of St Michael's in Houghton-le-Spring, never regained consciousness after the crash in Seaton Lane.

During the collision the lorry left the road between Houghton-le-Spring and Seaham and went through two hedges.

It then went up an embankment before ending up on Sharpley golf course, on the fairway of a hole where police officers were playing.

The family was travelling in a Renault Scenic.

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