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Driver killed in two-car collision in Co Down is named as Dean Weir

By Staff Reporter

Police have named the motorist who died yesterday morning in a two-vehicle road collision in Ballywalter.

Fifty-two-year-old Dean Weir was the driver of a white Suzuki Alto that was involved in a collision with a blue Nissan Micra on the Dunover Road shortly before 9am. The road was closed in both directions after the crash.

It is understood that Mr Weir was living in Portavogie, but was originally from Bangor.

The male driver of the Nissan and a female passenger in the Suzuki were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries.

DUP councillor Robert Adair, who lives in Portavogie, said the whole village community was shocked and saddened at the news of Mr Weir's tragic death.

"This is dreadful news for the family" he said.

"We are upholding them all in our prayers and they are very much in our thoughts tonight - as are the two people injured in the crash," he told the Belfast Telegraph.

The councillor said that the Dunover Road was a quiet country road.

Police have appealed for any witnesses to the incident to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101. Mr Weir's death brings to 10 the number of people who have died on roads here so far this year.

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