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Boy,13, dies following collision with car

Published 27/11/2016

Reese Meenan (13) who died after being struck by a car on Saturday evening. Reese Meenan is believed to have been out with friends when tragedy struck after 6pm in the Newbridge area of Coleraine. Picture by Justin Kernoghan
Reese Meenan (13) who died after being struck by a car on Saturday evening. Reese Meenan is believed to have been out with friends when tragedy struck after 6pm in the Newbridge area of Coleraine. Picture by Justin Kernoghan
Flowers in memory of Coleraine hit and run victim Reece Meenan. Picture by Mark Jamieson
A motorcyclist in his 20s has died in hospital from his injuries after a two-vehicle crash in Saintfield, County Down, Northern Ireland. The accident, which also involved a car, happened on the Crossgar Road just after 17:30 GMT on Saturday night. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
A motorcyclist in his 20s has died in hospital from his injuries after a two-vehicle crash in Saintfield, County Down, Northern Ireland. The accident, which also involved a car, happened on the Crossgar Road just after 17:30 GMT on Saturday night. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
A tribute to the motorcyclist in his 20s has died in hospital from his injuries after a two-vehicle crash in Saintfield, County Down, Northern Ireland. The accident, which also involved a car, happened on the Crossgar Road just after 17:30 GMT on Saturday night. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
A motorcyclist in his 20s has died in hospital from his injuries after a two-vehicle crash in Saintfield, County Down, Northern Ireland. The accident, which also involved a car, happened on the Crossgar Road just after 17:30 GMT on Saturday night. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
General views of the Newbridge Road in Coleraine where a teenage boy was involved in a hit and run and later died in hospital. A 23-year-old man was arrested after the car was found in Magherafelt. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye.
General views of the Newbridge Road in Coleraine where a teenage boy was involved in a hit and run and later died in hospital. A 23-year-old man was arrested after the car was found in Magherafelt. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye.
Police and Forensic accident investigators at the scene on the Newbridge Road Coleraine where there was a serious RTC on Saturday evening. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
The 13-year-old died from injuries sustained in the collision

A teenage boy who died after being struck by a car has been named as Reece Meenan.

The 13-year-old, from the Coleraine area, died from injuries sustained when he was struck at Newbridge Road in the Co Londonderry town on Saturday.

The white car failed to stop at the scene but police traced it to Magherafelt several hours later and arrested a 23-year-old man.

The suspect has since been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Meanwhile, the motorcyclist who was killed in a separate crash on Saturday was 28-year-old Barry Bell, from the Belvoir area of Belfast.

His motorbike was involved in a collision with a car on the Crossgar Road, Saintfield.

The man died in hospital from his injuries.

Police have appealed for any witnesses to both collisions to come forward.

DUP Councillor George Duddy pictured at the Newbridge Road in Coleraine where a teenage boy was involved in a hit and run and later died in hospital. A 23-year-old man was arrested after the car was found in Magherafelt.Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye.
DUP Councillor George Duddy pictured at the Newbridge Road in Coleraine where a teenage boy was involved in a hit and run and later died in hospital. A 23-year-old man was arrested after the car was found in Magherafelt.Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye.

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