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Man in his 70s who died after Killough crash named

Robert Wiseman had been driving on the Downpatrick Road area of Killough earlier this month when his car collided with a tractor.
Allan Preston

A man in his 70s who died after his car collided with a tractor in Co Down earlier this month has been named by police.

Robert Wiseman was involved in the serious two-vehicle collision on the Downpatrick Road area of Killough just before 4pm on September 5.

The PSNI said he had been driving a grey coloured Peugeot 3008 that collided with a blue-coloured New Holland Tractor that was towing a trailer.

Officers had attended the scene along with colleagues from the fire, ambulance and Air Ambulance NI services.

Mr Wiseman had been taken to hospital before he died of his injuries, while the driver of the tractor had sustained minor injuries from the crash.

Mr Wiseman, a former British Aerospace engineer, lived in Killough.

Alliance councillor Cadogan Enright, who knew him well, spoke of his shock at his death.

"He was a very inventive individual, heavily involved in wind turbines," he said.

"I had helped him when he tried to patent the vertical wind turbine.

"I am shocked at his death, he will be sadly missed."

The police investigation remains ongoing with officers appealing for anyone travelling in the area at the time with dash-cam footage to call police on 101, quoting reference 1231 for September 5.




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