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Cyclist killed in Northern Ireland road crash - man arrested

A cyclist has died after a crash in Co Down.

It happened on the  Newtownards Road near Conlig on Tuesday just before 2pm.

The ambulance service sent seven emergency vehicles and a doctor to the scene.

Inspector Stephen McGuigan said: “The collision, involving a white Hyundai car and three cyclists, occurred on the Bangor-bound carriageway shortly before 2pm today.

“One of the cyclists, a man aged 40, was taken to hospital where he sadly died from his injuries. Two other male cyclists were treated for injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

“A 59-year-old man was arrested at the scene and remains in police custody assisting officers with their enquiries.

“I would ask anyone who was travelling on the Newtownards Road near Conlig at the time of the collision and who may have information which could assist us with our enquiries to contact officers at the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting reference number 691 of 11/07/17.”

The road is closed in both directions.

Traffic going in the direction of Bangor is being diverted through Conlig, and traffic towards Newtownards is being diverted along the Green Road.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area if possible.

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