Tragic death as 33 year old smashed into stone wall in Ebchester 

A MAN has died in hospital after his car collided with a stone wall in Ebchester, near Consett.
The incident happened on Ebchester Bank, near to The Derwent Walk just after 7.30pm on Sunday, May 22.
A Ford Fusion collided with a stone wall and the driver, a 33 year-old local man, was airlifted to the RVI in Newcastle with serious head injuries. His passenger, a 33 year-old woman from Consett, was also taken to the RVI with an arm injury.
Sadly, yesterday evening the driver died from his injuries without regaining consciousness. The coroner has been informed and an inquest is expected to open in the next few days.