Man dies in Newry road collision

A 27-year-old man has died following a three-car collision in Co Down on Monday.

Police named the victim as David Gavin O'Connor from Belfast. Mr O'Connor was taken to the Daisy Hill Hospital following the accident, which occurred on the Newry by-pass at about 7pm, but died a short time later.

The drivers of the other two vehicles, a man and a woman, were also taken to hospital, but their injuries are not thought to be serious.

Mr O'Connor and one other driver had to be cut from their cars following the crash.

Police have appealed for the driver of a lorry which may have also been involved in the accident to contact them.

Anyone else who may have witnessed the collision is asked to ring police on 028 9065 0222 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


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