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Car seen 'travelling in wrong direction' before fatal M2 crash

 The M2 outside Belfast following a multiple vehicle crash. Picture by Cliff Donaldson

A silver car was seen travelling in the wrong direction before a fatal crash on one of the north's busiest motorways.

Police said the car was spotted travelling the wrong way along the M3, from the Sydenham by-pass towards the M2, at around 3.50pm on Sunday.

A man was later killed in the five-vehicle crash on the M2. He has not yet been named.

A further three people were taken to hospital but have since been discharged.

The M2 and M3 were closed for several hours following the collision.

Police are appealing for information about the crash. A police spokesman said there is no suggestion that the silver car was stolen.

Inspector Andrew Wilson from the Collision Investigation Unit said police are trying to establish where the silver car joined the M3

"I would appeal to anyone who has dash cam footage of this vehicle or information relating to this incident to contact the Collision Investigation Unit at Sprucefield on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1004 22/07/18, " he said.

"I also wish to express my thanks to the members of the public who have already come forward and provided us with dash cam footage and witness accounts leading up to this road traffic collision."

The M2 outside Belfast was closed following a multiple vehicle crash on Sunday. Picture by Cliff Donaldson

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