Lorry driver dies after taking ill at wheel of his vehicle

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AN HGV driver has died after his lorry ran into a ditch.

The 52-year-old from Gloucestershire is believed to have suffered a medical episode at the wheel of the lorry.

He was taken to hospital and died overnight.

It happened on Thursday February 26 on the Seal Sands road (A1185) opposite the ecology park.

Police are now appealing to anyone who has infomation on the incident which happened between 1pm and 2pm.

People are asked to contact Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on 101. Callers are asked to quote reference number 32274.