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 A pedestrian has died following a collision on the A693 at Stanley last night


The accident happened at around 6.30pm on the westbound carriageway between East Stanley and Beamish roundabout.

The pedestrian, a 45-year-old local man was crossing the road on the north of the carriageway towards No Place when he was struck by the car.

Police closed the road while paramedics attempted to treat the man but sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road remained closed for several hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or has dashcam footage is asked to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 0191 3752159 or call 101 quoting reference number 362 of January 28.