Four Dead On Roads

The death of a teenager driver following a car accident in County Antrim overnight and another today in Co Down has brought the weekend death toll on local roads to four.

The young man died at Carnlough Road outside the village of Broughshane at about 1.20am on Monday morning.

A police spokeswoman said only one vehicle was involved in the car accident. The road, on the south side of Broughshane, has been closed and remained closed into the Monday morning rush hour period.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the accident or who may have information about it to get in touch with them.

A man has also been killed this morning when his car crashed on the Warrenpoint Road in Newry - no other vehicle was involved.

Meanwhile, last weekend also saw another early morning fatal crash, this time involving a stolen car.

Two men died after the vehicle in which they were travelling crashed in south Belfast early on Sunday.

The car was in collision with another vehicle on the Lisburn Road near the King's Hall at about 4.30am.

Police said the driver of the other car was taken to hospital, but noted that his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The road was closed for several hours after the crash but was reopened on Sunday afternoon.

Police have appealed for information from anyone who may have been in the vicinity.


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