Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 21 August 2014

Car involved in Belfast lorry crash which killed man 'thought to be stolen in burglary'

A man in his 20s has died after a car crash involving a lorry in south Belfast. Pic Matt Mackey
A man in his 20s has died after a car crash involving a lorry in south Belfast. Pic Matt Mackey

A car which crashed into a lorry in south Belfast - killing a 22-year-old man - is suspected to have been stolen during an earlier robbery.

The crash - involving a silver Chevrolet Captiva car which crashed into a box van - happened on the McKinstry Road, Dunmurry at around 8am on Friday morning.

It's believed a 21-year-old female passenger in the car and the lorry driver were treated in hospital.

Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The woman has since been arrested and released on police bail on suspicion of burglary, and allowing self to be carried.

It's suspected the car had been stolen from the Harmony Hill area of Lisburn on Friday morning during a creeper-style burglary.

The road is closed in both directions between Queensway and Wilmar Road.

Drivers are advised to expect delays in this area or seek alternative routes.

Police have appealed for information.

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