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Saturday 1 October 2016

Child (6) killed in road traffic collision between car and tractor

Published 09/01/2016 | 18:54

Hilltown Road, Newry (Photo: Google Maps)
Hilltown Road, Newry (Photo: Google Maps)

A 6-year-old girl has died following a road traffic collision on the Hilltown Road in Newry.

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The girl was a passenger in a Volkswagen car that was involved in a collision with a Seat car and a tractor at around 9.55am.

Two women, aged 24 and 42, were taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

Diversions are in place between Derryleckagh Road and Aughnagon Road.

Heavy goods vehicles are advised to travel via Rathfriland or Warrenpoint.

Inspector Stephen Humphries appealed to anyone who was travelling on the Hilltown Road around this time and who witnessed the collision to contact local Police in Newry or the Collision Investigation Unit in Sprucefield on the non-emergency number 101.

There is no further information at this time.

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