A 22-year-old man died after the suspected stolen car he was driving crashed.
The vehicle was said to have caught fire as a result of the collision, and four fire engines were sent to the scene not long after 8am yesterday.
Police said a 22-year-old man from the Dunmurry area had died.
It said the man, who died at the scene, had been the driver of a silver Chevrolet Captiva which had collided with a large white van.
The statement added: “Initial enquiries suggest that the Chevrolet car had been stolen from the Harmony Hill area of Lisburn earlier this morning during a creeper-style burglary.”
The accident occurred on the McKinstry Road, Dunmurry, to the south-west of Belfast.
The road was shut for a number of hours after the fatal collision.
Two patients – a 21-year-old female passenger in the car and the male van driver – were taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital.
It is understood the van driver was later discharged, while the female passenger remained in hospital in a stable condition.
Police later said the 21-year-old female passenger of the Chevrolet had been arrested on suspicion of burglary and “allowing self to be carried”.
She was later given “street bail” (meaning bail administered somewhere other than a police station), pending further inquiries.