Man killed in A66 crash near West Layton

The A66 is closed following a fatal accident in November. Photo: Durham Constabulary.

Police have confirmed that the collision which took place at 3.28pm on Sunday on the A66 near West Layton was a fatal collision.

The collision occurred at the A66 junction with Collier Lane and involved a white Renault Premium HGV truck, a silver Seat Ibiza and a black Nissan Qashqai.

The driver of the Qashqai, 77-year-old Raymond Parkinson from Hartlepool sadly died at the scene.

Mr Parkinson’s family have all been informed and are currently being supported by specially trained officers.

The driver of  the HGV, a 33-year-old man from Motherwell was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Officers from the Major Collision Investigation Team are appealing for any witnesses who have not yet made contact with them to call police on 101, select option 2 and ask to speak to TS Jeremy Bartley.

Alternatively you can email

Please quote reference 12170212299.