Man dies in bus accident

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A MAN has died after being hit by a minibus.

The Ford Transit minibus was on its way to drop off passengers in Peterlee in the early hours of yesterday when the smash took place.

The bus was travelling along the A181 at Running Waters, Durham, when the man stepped into the road 50 metres south east of Buyers Garth roundabout at about 1.20am.

The man, who has been named as Daren Wake, 43, of Wheatley Hill, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to phone investigating officers on 375 2159.