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Man killed in Ballycastle motorcycle collision named locally as Craig Nugent

Sinn Féin MLA Philip McGuigan has offered his condolances to the family of a man killed in a motorcycle collision, named locally as Craig Nugent, on Wednesday

THE man killed in a motorcycle collision in Co Antrim earlier this week has been named locally as Craig Nugent.

The collision happened just before 3pm on Wednesday on the Cushendall Road in Ballycastle and involved a Kawasaki motorcycle and a Cherokee Jeep.

It is believed the dead man was originally from the east Antrim area.

North Antrim assembly member Philip McGuigan offered his condolences.

“Any death on our roads is one too many and leaves a family and a circle of friends in grief," he said.

“My thoughts are with the family, friends and loved ones of the man who lost his life in this collision.

“I would appeal to anyone with information on what happened to bring it forward to the PSNI.”

DUP MLA Mervyn Storey said the fatality was "another sad reminder of the dangers on our roads".

"As we approach the summer season and with the economy opening up again, roads around the north coast are becoming busier," he said.

"It is vital that we all take care are mindful of other road users.

"My sympathies are with the family and friends of the motorcyclist and with all those involved in this incident."

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