Sunderland driver killed in two-car crash

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A SUNDERLAND man has died after a two-car smash.

The victim, who is in his 20s but has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene of the smash on the A689 between Sedgefield and Bradbury yesterday.

 The Great North Air Ambulance was called in by paramedics to help try to save him. A spokesman for the service said: “All emergency services responded to the incident.

 “The helicopter crew worked with both road paramedics and the Hazardous Area Response Team paramedics to provide advanced life support to a young male who had been critically injured.

 “Despite efforts, the patient sadly died.”

 The collision between the two cars happened at 12.30pm, with the man and woman who were in the other vehicle also hurt, but they are not thought to have suffered life-threatening injuries.

 The man was taken to North Tees Hospital and the woman to James Cook University Hospital by ambulance for treatment.

 The road remained closed for more than three hours after the crash as police carried out investigations into the cause of the tragedy.

 Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.