Driver from Seaham died after head-on crash with lorry

Lewis Dickson, 21, from Seaham. Died in road accident.
Lewis Dickson, 21, from Seaham. Died in road accident.
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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.