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Man (60s) killed in two-car Northern Ireland crash - two arrests

A man in his 60s has died after a crash in Co Down on Wednesday night.

The two-vehicle collision happened on the Comber Road outside the village of Ballygowan at 8.55pm.

The crash involved a black BMW being driven by a 22-year-old and a silver-coloured Proton Persona being driven by the deceased.

Police and the Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene.

Inspector Jonny Francey said: "The 22-year-old driver of the BMW sustained minor injuries. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has since been released on bail, pending further police enquiries.

"Police subsequently located a third vehicle - a black Volkswagen Golf - close to the scene which, at this time, police suspect may have been involved in the incident. The driver of the Golf, a 20-year-old woman, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.  She remains in custody, assisting police with their enquiries.

"The Comber Road was closed for a period, but has since re-opened.

"I would appeal to anyone who was travelling on the Comber Road around this time last night and witnessed the collision to contact us. I would also appeal to drivers who were travelling on the road around this time and who have a dash cam fitted to their vehicle to check their footage."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the PSNI in Bangor in the Collision Investigation Unit on the non-emergency number 1387 with the date 20/06/2018.

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