Man aged 34 is killed in pre Christmas road tragedy in Co Antrim

A 34-year-old man has died in a road collision in Co Antrim.

By Staff Reporter
Friday, 24th December 2021, 11:08 am
Updated Friday, 24th December 2021, 1:56 pm

The man was travelling in a white Peugeot van when it crashed on the Garryduff Road, Dunloy, at around 10.50pm on Thursday.

Police said the man died at the scene.

Garryduff Road was closed as PSNI officers attended the scene with crews from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and the Northern Ireland Fire Service.

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Police have appealed to anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have dashcam footage.

North Antrim DUP MLA Mervyn has expressed his sympathy to the family of the dead man.

He said: “Sadly another home and local community has been plunged into sadness, following last nights accident on the Garryduff road between Ballymoney and Dunloy.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family who have lost a loved one and to wider community who will feel the pain and loss of this young man.

“Again we pay tribute to our emergency services who attend these accidents. Our thoughts are with them as sadly they have been called to many accidents in the year that is almost past.”

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