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Woman dies and another critically ill after Ballymena crash

A woman died in the two-vehicle crash on the Crankill Road, Ballymena

POLICE have appealed for information following a crash in Co Antrim which left a 37-year-old woman dead and three others injured.

The acciden, involving two cars, happened on the A26 Crankill Road, Ballymena - the main route between Belfast and Portrush - around 6.40pm on Friday.

The woman who died was a front seat passenger in a red Toyota Yaris vehicle which was in collision with a black Volkswagen Passat.

The driver of the Yaris is in a critical condition in the Royal Victoria Hospital while two rear passengers also remain in hospital with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.

The two male occupants of the Passat were taken to the Causeway Hospital but have since been treated and released.

Inspector Marc Riddell is appealing for witnesses to the collision to get in touch.

He said: “I would like to hear from anyone who saw either vehicle on the Crankill Road prior to the time of the crash, or anyone who may have witnessed the collision or captured dashcam footage of it.

"Officers can be contacted by calling 101, quoting reference 1558 21/06/19.”

The road reopened on Saturday morning.


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