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American man dies after crash near popular NI tourist site

The 31-year-old from Connecticut sustained fatal injuries in the collision near the Dark Hedges.

A man from the US has died after a road crash near a popular Northern Ireland tourist destination.

Michael Munroe, 31, from Orange, Connecticut, sustained fatal injuries in the collision on Gracehill Road in Armoy on Tuesday.

The road is close to the Dark Hedges – a tree-lined avenue made famous by its appearance in the Game Of Thrones TV series.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased and all those who have been involved in this very sad news Mervyn Storey

A woman in her 30s, also understood to be from the US, was injured in the crash. She remained in hospital on Wednesday morning, though her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

North Antrim Assembly member Mervyn Storey expressed his sadness, and raised concerns about the safety of the junction where the collision happened.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased and all those who have been involved in this very sad news,” he said.

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