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Gateshead man dies after car hits lamp post in Consett

A692 at Moorside, Consett Image copyright Google
Image caption The crash happened on the A692 at Moorside

A man has died after the car he was travelling in hit a lamp post in County Durham.

The crash happened at about 06:00 GMT on Saturday on the A692 at Moorside, Consett, when the black Peugeot 206 left the road and hit a lamp post.

Emergency services were called to the scene but a passenger, a 27-year-old man from the Gateshead area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Durham Police.

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