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Durham police appeal after teenager dies following collision

OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses after a teenager died following a collision.


The two-vehicle collision, which involved a Fiat 500 and an Audi A3, happened at around 8.25pm last night (Friday, February 2) on the B6287 Merrington Road between Ferryhill and Kirk Merrington.


Sadly the driver of the Fiat – an 18-year-old woman – suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
Her passenger, a 19-year-old man, was taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, where he is receiving treatment for his injuries. 
The 26-year-old driver of the Audi suffered leg injuries and was taken to University Hospital of North Durham.
His passenger, a 27-year-old man, was transported to James Cook University Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.
The cars were travelling in opposite directions at the time of the collision.
Anybody who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Durham Constabulary on 101 and ask to speak to the Collision Investigation Unit.