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Police appeal for help following fatal Co Down crash

Police have appealed for witnesses after a crash which claimed the life of a man on the A1

POLICE have appealed for members of the public to help provide answers to the family of a man who lost his life in a crash in Co Down.

The man, whose name or age had not been released last night, died after a two-car collision on the A1 dual carriageway between Dromore and Banbridge.

The crash involving a VW Passat and a Volvo XC60 happened close to the Gowdystown Road junction on Sunday at around 6.30pm.

Two rapid response paramedics, five emergency crews and a doctor attended the scene and the Air Ambulance helicopter was also deployed.

Two other people were injured in the crash and were taken to hospital in Newry with non-life threatening injuries.

In a statement last night, the PSNI appealed for help in investigating the "tragic" crash.

"As a result of yesterday evening's collision on the A1, one man has died," a spokesman said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as we support them through this most difficult time.

"Whilst no investigation can bring him back, it can give the family some answers, and we want your help in doing so.

"If you were on either carriageway at that time and have dash cam footage which may show either vehicle, or witnessed the collision and have not yet spoken to us, please call us immediately."

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