Northern Ireland

Driver in his 60s killed in crash at Cultra, Co Down

Collision happened on Thursday afternoon on the A2 road

A man has died after a crash on the A2 road at Cultra, Co Down.
A man has died after a crash on the A2 road at Cultra, Co Down.

A man in his 60s has died following a crash in Co Down.

The single vehicle collision happened on the A2 Belfast to Bangor road at around 2pm on Thursday.

The black Hyundai i30 car crashed close to the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum at Cultra, and part of the A2 was closed to motorists for several hours before reopening.

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said an emergency crew and the Charity Air Ambulance were despatched to the area.

They added: “No one was taken from scene.”

A PSNI spokesperson said on Thursday evening: “A man aged in his 60s, the driver of the Hyundai, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

They added: ”An investigation is ongoing and officers would ask anyone with any information, or who may have dash-cam or mobile phone footage available, to get in contact with them at the Collision Investigation Unit in Sprucefield on 101, quoting reference number 994 09/05/24.”

The tragedy follows the death of a man in his 20s in a crash in the early hours of Thursday morning at Moneygorbet, close to the border in Co Monaghan, while a driver in his 30s was killed on Wednesday evening in a crash at Newtownbutler, Co Fermanagh.

On Tuesday, 41-year-old Connor McNeill, from Glenarm in Co Antrim, died following a crash outside Broughshane, in which his two young daughters were also injured.