Northern Ireland

Man and woman killed in three-vehicle crash in Co Antrim

The fatal collision happened near Crumlin last night

PACEMAKER BELFAST 01/03/2024
A man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s have died after a three-vehicle crash in County Antrim, the Police Service of Northern Ireland has said.
The crash happened on the Ballyhill Road, near Crumlin, at about 22:10 GMT on Thursday.
Both people died at the scene after the crash involving a grey Audi, a black Citroen and a silver Volkswagen.
A second man has been taken to hospital but it is not known how seriously injured he is.
Ballyhill Road The scene of the crash in Crumlin. PICTURE: PACEMAKER

A man and a woman have died in a three-vehicle road collision in Co Antrim.

Police said the victims were a man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s. They have been named locally as Sammy Stewart and Leah Skillen, both from Belfast.

Another man remains in hospital following the crash, which happened in the Ballyhill Road area of Crumlin on Thursday night.

PACEMAKER BELFAST 01/03/2024
A man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s have died after a three-vehicle crash in County Antrim, the Police Service of Northern Ireland has said.
The crash happened on the Ballyhill Road, near Crumlin, at about 22:10 GMT on Thursday.
Both people died at the scene after the crash involving a grey Audi, a black Citroen and a silver Volkswagen.
A second man has been taken to hospital but it is not known how seriously injured he is.
A man in his 30s and a woman in her 20s died in the crash. PICTURE: PACEMAKER

Friends of Mr Stewart have described him as “one of a kind”.

Writing on social media, one pal said: “Going to miss you big man you were one of the best big gentleman.

“Can’t believe this mate, we always had a laugh.”

Another friend said Mr Stewart was a “gentle giant”, while another added that he was “always smiling”.

A PSNI spokeswoman said: “Officers, along with other emergency services colleagues, responded to a report of a collision involving a grey Audi A6, a black Citroen Volcane and a silver Volkswagen Golf in the Ballyhill Road area shortly after 10.10pm.

“The driver of the Audi A6, a man aged in his 30s, and the passenger of the Volkswagen Golf, a woman aged in her 20s, were sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“A second man remains in hospital for treatment at this time.

“The road was closed for some time overnight, but has since reopened.”

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) said it sent six emergency crews, a doctor and the hazardous area response team to the scene of the crash.



DUP MLA Trevor Clarke said it was “heartbreaking news”.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of those who sadly lost their lives,” he wrote on social media.

Police have appealed for anyone with information, or video footage, to contact them.