Co Down woman dies after car crash near Portaferry
A Co Down woman has died after her car crashed just outside Portaferry.
Teresa Denvir, from Cloughey Road in Portaferry, was taken to Ulster Hospital after the single vehicle crash which occurred close to the junction of Tullymally Road at 12.30pm on Monday.
Ms Denvir worked for the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust as a care in the community employee and was well known and respected in Portaferry.
Ards and North Down councillor Joe Boyle said: “It is understood that the vehicle left the road, without speed, and ended up in a nearby field without any significant damage.
“I understand that Teresa had been feeling unwell and was making her way into the clinic in Portaferry.
"Teresa was cared for by the emergency services at the scene of the accident and subsequently transported to the Ulster Hospital where unfortunately she passed away."
He added: "I would thank all those involved within the emergency services who attended the scene and for their expertise and efforts with attending to Teresa.
“Sadly Teresa was unable to be saved and that is something that always effects those employed within the emergency services tasked with dealing with such situations.
"Our thoughts therefore should also be with those who perform excellent responses to these difficult situations and in cases heroic efforts to save lives."
A post mortem examination will take place to determine the cause of death.
Police have appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting 532 26/03/18.
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