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