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Road death after driver collapses in County Durham

A man, killed while driving on a County Durham road, may have collapsed at the wheel, police have said.

Michael Quinn, 54, of Dove Court in Birtley, Gateshead, died after a collision on South Crescent, Fencehouses near Chester-le-Street.

The crash happened at about 0525 BST. It is believed the car he was driving drifted out of its lane and collided with a traffic sign and island.

He was taken to hospital in Sunderland but died shortly after his arrival.

Police have said a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

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