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 Pedestrian killed in collision at Shincliffe

 05/03/2019

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was struck and killed on the A177 at Shincliffe.

The collision occurred just before midnight on Friday (March 1) on the A177 southbound as the road climbs towards High Shincliffe.


A black Audi A3 lost control on the bend and struck a pedestrian who was walking on the footpath.


The pedestrian was a local man in his 60’s who despite the efforts of emergency services was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.


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


Prior to the collision, the black Audi A3 is believed to have travelled from Durham City in the direction of Bowburn.


Two men aged 27 and 24 and a woman aged 22 were arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving and have since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.


Anyone who witnessed the collision or has dashcam footage of the vehicle prior to the collision is asked to contact the Collision Unit on 0191 3752159 or Durham Police on 101 quoting reference 2 of March 2.​