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Man dies in crash on Belfast to Bangor A2 road

Police in Northern Ireland have confirmed that a man has died following a single vehicle road traffic collision on the A2 dual carriageway between Belfast and Bangor.

The collision, which took place close to Ballyrobert, was reported to police shortly before 2.15am on Sunday.

Police are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the A2 during the early hours of Sunday morning and who witnessed the collision to contact local police or the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting reference number 56 of 23/01/17.

North Down DUP MLA Gordon Dunne  said: 'I am shocked and saddened that yet another life has been lost following an accident along the A2 Belfast to Bangor Dual Carriageway. This is a very busy section of Road and tragically two lives were also lost along the A2 Dual Carriageway during 2016, which also brought a real sense of grief to the local community.

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the man's family and friends at this tragic time. This accident again highlights the very real need for investment along the A2, which is a very busy route with over 45,000 vehicle movements per day. I have consistently raised the need for investment to improve road safety with the Roads Minister for many years and I believe we now need to see action."

The A2 Belfast Road has been reopened in both directions.

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