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Tuesday 20 February 2018

Newry man dies in New York hit and run

Newry man Kevin Bell
Newry man Kevin Bell
Two men comfort each other at the scene in the Bronx after Newry man Kevin Bell was knocked down

Claire Cromie

Kevin Bell was found unconscious on East 233rd Street in the Bronx on Sunday morning, according to US media.

A pedestrian called the NYPD and officers believe Mr Bell was struck by a car at about 3.30am.

The driver fled and the victim was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital, it has been reported.

Police said they do not yet have a description of the car.

Newry MLA Dominic Bradley has said Mr Bell was a talented Irish dancer.

Belfast Telegraph

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