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Man killed in Ballynahinch road crash between car and lorry

By Cate McCurry

A man has died following a crash between a lorry and a car in Co Down.

Emergency services were called to the scene on the Belfast Road outside Ballynahinch at around 7.20pm last night.

The collision claimed the life of one person while a man was assessed and treated at the scene.

A rapid response paramedic and an accident and emergency crew were despatched to the scene.

Police last night closed the road while diversions were in place between Saintfield Road and Creevytenant Road. It has since reopened.

In a statement, the PSNI said: "The collision, involving a blue Peugeot 308 and a white Volvo lorry, happened on the Belfast Road, at around 7.15pm on Thursday.

"The male driver of the Peugeot died as a result of his injuries sustained in the collision.

"Police are appealing to anyone who was travelling on the Belfast Road around this time who witnessed the collision, or anyone who saw the blue Peugeot prior to the collision to contact them. Police are also appealing to drivers who have a dash cam fitted to their vehicle to check their footage. Anyone with information is asked to call police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1100 of 26/04/18."

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