Man killed in horror road smash

The aftermath of the fatal crash in Front Street, East Boldon, close to the junction with Station Road.

The aftermath of the fatal crash in Front Street, East Boldon, close to the junction with Station Road.

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A YOUNG driver was killed today after the car he was driving careered out of control and smashed into a set of traffic lights.

The 22-year-old man died instantly when the silver Peugeot 407 spun out of control on Front Street in East Boldon at 5am.

After hitting a set of lights, the car slammed into the front wall of a house at Ashley Villas.

Emergency services were called to the scene but the man was pronounced dead.

The road was closed during rush hour, causing congestion in the area.

* More details and photographs from the scene in today’s Sunderland Echo