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 Three-year-old girl dies following Horden collision

 03/09/2020

​A three-year-old girl has tragically died following a collision yesterday.


The incident happened at about 2.30pm on the Coast Road, in Horden.


A blue Peugeot 206, which was travelling from Blackhall Colliery towards Horden, collided with a silver van that was travelling in the opposite direction.


The little girl, who was a passenger in the Peugeot, was later pronounced dead at hospital.


A 17-year-old girl also sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital, where she remains.


The Peugeot driver and other occupants all sustained serious injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment.


The driver of the van was taken to hospital with minor injuries.


The road was closed for a number of hours to allow collision investigators to work at the scene.


Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, or who saw the vehicles being driven in the area beforehand.


We would also like to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage of the vehicles.


Anyone with any information is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting incident number 207 of September 2.