Police are appealing for information following a fatal road traffic collision on the A174 Brotton Bypass, which occurred at 5pm today, Friday 7th February.
Three cars were involved in the collision – a black Vauxhall Corsa, a grey Audi estate and a white Volkswagen Scirocco.
Sadly, one of the passengers in the Corsa, a 19 year old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Another passenger in the Corsa, an 18 year old woman, was taken to hospital, where she is in a stable condition.
The driver of the Corsa, a 19 year old man, was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries. He was later discharged.
A 19 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He will be questioned by police.
A man driving the Audi and a woman driving the Scirocco received minor injuries during the collision.
Police would appeal for anyone who may have seen the collision or who may have information to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.