Tyne & Wear

Driver arrested over A68 motorcyclist crash death

A68 between Consett and Tow Law Image copyright Durham Police
Image caption The motorcyclist was travelling north on the A68

A driver has been arrested after a motorcyclist died in a collision with a car on a rural road in County Durham.

The 46-year-old victim, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene on the A68 between Consett and Tow Law.

Durham Police has arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Witnesses of the crash, involving a BMW at 13:40 BST on Saturday, have been asked to contact the force.

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