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Two people arrested after road crash death in Co Down

Police arrested two people following the crash in Ballygowan on Wednesday night

POLICE have arrested two people on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a man was killed in a road crash in Co Down.

The victim, who was aged in his 60s, died on the outskirts of Ballygowan on Wednesday night.

He was driving a silver Proton Persona car, which was in collision with a black BMW on the Comber Road just before 9pm. Police said he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 22-year-old driver of the BMW suffered minor injuries and was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The female driver of a third vehicle, found close to the scene, was also arrested and last night remained in custody.

PSNI Inspector Jonny Francey said: "Police received a report at 8:55pm of a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the Comber Road involving a black BMW and a silver-coloured Proton Persona, neither of which were carrying any passengers.

"Police and the NIFRS attended.

"The driver of the Proton, aged in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The 22-year-old driver of the BMW sustained minor injuries. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has since been released on bail, pending further police enquiries.

"Police subsequently located a third vehicle - a black Volkswagen Golf - close to the scene which, at this time, police suspect may have been involved in the incident.

"The driver of the Golf, a 20-year-old woman, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. She remains in custody, assisting police with their enquiries."

He added: "I would appeal to anyone who was travelling on the Comber Road around this time last night and witnessed the collision to contact us.

"I would also appeal to drivers who were travelling on the road around this time and who have a dash cam fitted to their vehicle to check their footage."

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