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Woman dies following Ballymoney crash

A woman has died following a crash on the Finvoy Road in Ballymoney.

Police said the incident involved one car and happened in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The road has been closed between Lasagan Road and Burn Quarter Road. Drumlee Road is also closed.

Motorists are being warned there could be delays in the area as emergency services attend the scene. It is likely to remain closed until lunchtime.

DUP councillor John Finlay told of his shock and said it was a young woman who had lost her life.

He said: “Tragically, the Finvoy Road, Ballymoney, has been the scene of another serious car accident this morning which has claimed the life of a young woman, believed to be from Finvoy.

"I was shocked to hear the news, and I want to extend my sympathy to the woman’s family and friends at a time of unspeakable grief. For them, life will never be the same again.

"Although the precise circumstances of the accident are yet unclear, I have previously raised concerns with PSNI and the Department of Infrastructure about safety issues on this road, and, in light of this latest tragedy, I will be making further representations”.

North Antrim DUP MLA Mervyn Storey said it was "another tragic story on our roads".

He said: "I want to express my sympathy to the women’s family and friends as they come to terms with this devastating news. At this time my thoughts and prayers are with the family of this young woman. It will come as a shock to both the family and friends but also the Ballymoney and Rasharkin communities.

"I would urge road users to take care and drive with caution. One life lost on our roads is one too many.”

A Northern Ireland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the call was received at 04.35am.

"One A&E crew attended. Following assessment by paramedics, no patients were transported from the scene," she said.

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