Man dies after taking ill at the wheel

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A MAN has died after it is suspected he fell ill at the wheel of his car.

The pensioner, believed to be a in his 70s, was found in his Vauxhall Astra at the Mountjoy roundabout, at the junction of Hallgarth Street and Stockton Road, Durham, shortly after 1pm today after his car crashed into another.

A passer-by went to his aid until paramedics arrived, but he was confirmed dead after he was taken to hospital.

Traffic was diverted until the scene of the collision was cleared at 3.15pm.