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Sunday 20 October 2019

Three killed on Northern Ireland's roads overnight

Three people have been killed in separate accidents during a weekend of tragedy on Northern Ireland's roads.

The latest victim, a man whose age and identity has not yet been disclosed, was killed in a crash near Portrush on the north coast.

 

Two vehicles were involved in the smash which happened on the Ballybogey Road shortly before 8pm last night.

 

A spokesman for the PSNI said the road had been closed at its junction with Cloyfin and Dunluce roads to allow police to carry out their investigations.

 

His death brings to 21 the total number of road deaths so far this year - more than double the figure for the same period last year.

 

Yesterday a teenager who was seriously injured after being struck by a car in Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone, died in hospital. He had been walking along the Beltany Road when the accident occurred at about 11pm on Friday.

 

In Co Antrim, a man in his 20s was killed in a three-car pile-up close to the port of Larne just before midnight on Friday.

 

Police have appealed for witnesses to any of the fatal accidents to come forward.

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