A young woman was killed today when her sports car collided with a lorry at a notorious blackspot which has claimed the lives of some of Northern Ireland's top motorcycle racers.
Kelly Louise Norris, 22, from Portrush, Co Antrim was one of three people to die on the roads in less than 12 hours.
Her car was in collision with a lorry at Mathers Cross on the Coleraine-Portrush road - the same spot where Robert Dunlop, 47, was killed when he lost control of his bike on a practice round on the eve of the North-West 200 races a year ago.
Two of his late brother Joey's closest friends, Frank Kennedy and Mervyn Robinson, were killed while racing on the same stretch of Atlantic Road back in the 1970's.
The deaths - one of them less than a mile from where Ms Norris died - brought to 41 the number of people killed on Northern Ireland roads this year.
A man in his late 20's was in a car which crashed on Coleraine's ring road close to the roundabout with the Ballycastle Road just after midnight.
Just hours earlier a 20-year-old man died in a two-car collision on Ballyblack Road East in Newtownards, Co Down. Two men in the second car were badly hurt, but police said their injuries were not believed to be life threatening.