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Man dies following Co Antrim crash involving car and lorry

A recovery truck removes a car from the scene of a fatal crash involving a lorry and a car on the Ballyutoag Road, Co Antrim. Picture by Mal McCann

A MAN in his 20s died following a road crash involving a car and a lorry in Co Antrim.

The collision happened on the Ballyutoag Road on Tuesday night shortly before 8.30pm.

It is understood the man was driving a car that was in collision with a lorry. The driver of the lorry was not seriously injured.

The name of the victim had not been released by police last night.

SDLP councillor Thomas Burns said it was "a dangerous road that has been the scene of many crashes over the years".

DUP councillor Matthew Magill also said: "Saddened to hear of the tragic fatality at Ballyutoag Road last night. Thoughts are with the family at this time".

Police have appealed for anyone who was travelling on the Ballyutoag Road and who witnessed the collision to contact local police in Antrim.

The fatal crash follows another fatal crash in Crumlin last month in which a man lost his life.

Michael Cusick (23) from north Belfast, was killed when his car crashed at the junction of the Randox Road and Nutts Corner Road.

Meanwhile, two people were injured in a road crash in Newry.

The one-vehicle crash happened on the Moyad Road on Tuesday shortly before 11.30pm.

A woman aged in her 20s was taken to hospital for treatment to her injuries, which are believed to be serious but not life-threatening.

A man, also aged in his 20s, was also taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.

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