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Four arrested over horrific crash that killed two men

By John Porter

Published 01/07/2015

Crash victim Johnny Black
Crash victim Johnny Black
Crash victim Robin Wilson

Four people have been arrested after an horrific car crash that killed two young men and injured six others in Ballycastle in April.

Johnny Black (19) and Robin Wilson (26) died after the two-vehicle collision on the Cushendall Road in the Co Antrim town in the early hours of Easter Monday, April 6.

The smash, involving a Peugeot 207 and a Volkswagen Bora, happened just before 4am. The force of the impact destroyed both cars, leaving one lying in a hedge and the other lying on its roof.

Six other people were injured in the accident.

Crowds lined the streets in Ballycastle for Mr Black's funeral as a lorry from his family's firm was poignantly turned into a makeshift hearse to carry him on his last journey to church.

He was described as an "extremely popular lad".

Armoy man Mr Wilson was said by friends to "always have had a twinkle in his eye".

Last night, police continued to question two men aged 20 and 50 and two women aged 20 and 48 in connection with the crash.

Constable Michael McNee of the PSNI's collision investigation unit renewed the police appeal for information.

He asked for anyone who witnessed the collision or who was travelling on the Cushendall Road at the time to contact the collision investigation unit at Steeple or local police in Ballycastle on the non-emergency number 101.

Information can also be passed to Crimestopper on 0800 555 111.

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