A pedestrian has died after being struck by a car on the A690 near Durham City.
Jason Stephenson, aged 26 from New Brancepeth was walking on the A690 when a Ford Focus collided with him just before 11.30pm on Friday, February 10.
The collision took place near Belmont flyover on the westbound side on the A690 and the road was closed for several hours while emergency services attended the scene.
Jason was taken to the RVI in Newcastle with serious head injuries and remained in intensive care until Sunday, February, 12 when he unfortunately died from his injuries.
The driver of the Focus, a 29 year old man from Durham city was treated for shock at the scene and his passenger, a 25 year old woman from Consett was uninjured.
Jason, who was a porter at The Ramside Hotel, near Durham City leaves behind his sister, Nicola and his girlfriend Tina.
A tribute from his sister, Nicola on behalf of the family described Jason as; “A beloved brother who was tragically taken from us too soon. Although he is gone, he will never be forgotten.”
Anybody with any information should call the Collision Investigation Unit on 0191 375 2159 or Durham Police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 513 of 10th February.