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Police investigate third car spotted at scene of horror Ballycastle crash that killed two men

By Claire Williamson

Published 09/04/2015

Johnny Black (19) and Robin Wilson (26) were killed in the Ballycastle crash. Eighteen-year-old Clodagh Arbuckle is fighting for her life in hospital.
Johnny Black (19) and Robin Wilson (26) were killed in the Ballycastle crash. Eighteen-year-old Clodagh Arbuckle is fighting for her life in hospital.

Police are seeking information about a third car in relation to a horror crash which killed two young people and left six more in hospital.

The two young men were killed when two cars were involved in a head-on collision in the early hours of Easter Monday.

An 18-year-old girl remains fighting for her life in hospital.

Police interviewed a man on Wednesday in connection with the crash.

Police are appealing for information about a third vehicle parked on the Carickmore Road, close to Maguire Caravan Park from Monday morning through until Monday evening as part of an investigation into the fatal road traffic collision.

Inspector Mick Wood said: “The fatal collision happened on the Cushendall Road, Ballycastle on Monday 06 April. Two young men sadly lost their lives.

“Police are also interested in speaking to anyone who may have seen a vehicle being towed away or recovered by a lorry from this area during this time.”

Inspector Woods concluded: “Anyone with information can contact police in Ballycastle on 101 or use Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.”

Two cars - a Peugeot 207 and a Volkswagen Bora - were involved in the collision.

The force of the impact resulted in the deaths of two men - Johnny Black (19) from Ballycastle and Robin Wilson (26) from Armoy.

One of the emergency workers described it as the worst crash scene he has ever seen.

Flowers from their families and friends yesterday marked the spot on the road where the collision took place.

The funeral for Mr Black took place this morning.

The total number of road deaths in Northern Ireland this year is now 15.

Further reading:

Poignant tributes as first victim of horror Ballycastle road crash buried

Teen Clodagh Arbuckle fights for life after two killed in horror crash

Easter holiday horror as two die and a third battles for life after head-on Ballycastle crash 

Precious lives, not just statistics

 

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