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Man dies after car crashes into wall in Co Antrim

It is not clear if the man died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision or of natural causes.
It is not clear if the man died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision or of natural causes.

A man has died after the car he was driving crashed into a wall in Ballyclare.

The man, aged in his 80s, from the Ballyclare area, was the driver of a brown coloured Vauxhall Meriva which collided with a wall on the Ballynure Road at around 11am on Friday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and a post mortem examination will be carried out in due course.

It is not clear if the man died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision or of natural causes.

The road, which was closed for a number of hours, has now been reopened.

A spokesman for the NI Ambulance Service said: "We were called to a one-vehicle road traffic collision on the Ballynure Road at Ballyclare just before 11am. A rapid response paramedic and an emergency ambulance crew were dispatched to the incident, but no one was taken from the scene."

Chief Inspector Stephen Humphries appealed to anyone who was driving on the Ballynure Road on Friday morning and witnessed the collision, has dash-cam footage or who noticed the car being driven in the area to contact officers at Newtownabbey on 101 quoting reference number 580 26/07/19.

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