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Mervyn Miller dies after being struck by car

By Michelle Weir

Tributes have been paid to the pedestrian who died following a collision in Randalstown.

Mervyn Miller, a single man in his 50s who lived at Red Row in the town, was struck by a car at Portglenone Road in Randalstown during the early hours of yesterday morning.

The accident occurred 400 yards from Groggan Primary School, shortly after 1.15am.

The road remained closed yesterday between Mucklerammer Road and Coolsythe Road as police investigated the circumstances of the collision.

South Antrim DUP MLA Trevor Clarke said: "I would like to offer my sympathies to Mervyn's family. His death has come as a shock to people in the area who woke up to news of this tragedy."

South Antrim DUP MP Paul Girvan said: "This is very sad news and my heart goes out to the family and loved ones of the man who has tragically lost his life.

"I would appeal for anyone in the area who may have witnessed anything in relation to this terrible accident to bring that information to the PSNI."

Declan Kearney, Sinn Fein MLA for South Antrim, also expressed his condolences to Mr Miller's family and friends.

Mr Kearney said: "Any death on our roads is one too many and this news will have shocked many people in the local area.

"My deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the man at this difficult time."

Police are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the Portglenone Road late on Monday night or early yesterday morning and who witnessed the collision to contact officers in Antrim or the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting reference 54 31/10/17.

Yesterday's fatal collision comes just over a year after 37-year-old Kamil Cervenka, a father-of-two originally from Slovakia, lost his life in a single vehicle crash nearby, at Portglenone Road at the junction with Groggan Road.

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