A SEAHAM man died as his car collided head-on with a lorry.
Lewis Dickson, 21, had been overtaking a car on the A167 near Chilton, County Durham, when the crash happened.
Mr Dickson, of Adolphus Street West, was killed as he overtook a brown coloured Vauxhall Mariva car shortly after 10am yesterday.
The accident happened 400 metres north of the Chilton roundabout as Mr Dickson, who was driving a green Rover 25, overtook the Mariva.
The Rover hit the articulated lorry head-on, spinning round and hitting the side of the Mariva.
The 61-year-old driver of the Mariva, from Brandon, County Durham, was unhurt in the accident, while the lorry driver, a 56-year-old man from Consett, was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.
Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact Durham Police, tel: 101.