Two arrested after driver, 50, dies in hit-and-run smash in Shotton Colliery

A man has died in a hit-and-run incident in east Durham.

Saturday, 5th November 2016, 2:14 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:04 pm
Salters Lane, in Shotton Colliery. Copyright Google Maps.

A black BMW 320 was involved in a collision with a Seat Ibiza on Salters Lane, Shotton Colliery at 11.44am today.

Sadly the 50-year-old driver of the Seat Ibiza died at the scene.

The driver of the BMW plus a passenger left the incident before police officers arrived.

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However, following enquiries, a 28-year-old man and a 26-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and are being interviewed by detectives.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log number 148 of November 5.