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County Durham motorcyclist dies after crash on A68

A motorcyclist has died after his bike left a road and crashed in County Durham.

The man was on the A68 between Witton-le-Wear and Toft Hill at about 20:30 BST on Thursday when a tractor towing a 10m (32ft) trailer joined the road.

Durham Police said the motorcyclist, a local man, took "evasive action" and left the carriageway before crashing.

The driver of the tractor was not injured.

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