Police name motorway collision victim

Police have named the man who died on the M2 motorway yesterday afternoon.

He was John Lawrence Wolff, aged 39, from Ballymena in County Antrim.

The incident happened at 1.45pm yesterday afternoon on the northbound route out of Belfast, just before the Greencastle off-slip near Fortwilliam.

Police are still investigatig the incident which involved a pedestrian and a bus – no one else was injured.

All country-bound motorway lanes were closed between York Street and Greencastle until around 6pm while emergency services attend the scene.

Rush hour traffic was greatly disrupted throughout the city centre causing major chaos for commuters.


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