Woman, 19, dies after being struck by van

A 19-year-old woman has died after she was struck by a van near Toomebridge in County Antrim.
A 19-year-old woman has died after she was struck by a van near Toomebridge in County Antrim.
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A woman, aged 19, has died following a collision in County Antrim, police have confirmed.

The PSNI said she was one of two pedestrians struck by a van on Moneynick Road near Toome at around 3.40am this morning.

Inspector Peter Duncan said: “The 19 year old female and a 21 year old male were struck by a van on the Moneynick Road at around 3:40am.

"The female died as a result of her injuries while the male is currently in a very serious condition in hospital.

"We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have any information that could assist the police investigation to contact police in Antrim by calling 101 quoting reference 176 of 20/01/18.”

The road was closed in both directions but was reopened at lunchtime on Saturday.