Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision which happened at around 10.55am this morning, Wednesday 23rd October, in which a woman sadly died.
The collision happened on the A177 towards Thorpe Larches and involved a silver Ford Fiesta and a flat bed truck carrying coal.
The driver of the Ford Fiesta, a woman from the Durham area, sadly died at the scene.
The male driver of the truck was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital with a leg injury.
Road closures remain in place whilst investigations continue this afternoon.
Any witnesses are asked to contact PC Neil Bennett from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency 101 number, quoting reference number 187676.