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Young father Scott McNeill killed in Carryduff car crash


Tragedy: Scott McNeill

Tragedy: Scott McNeill

Tragedy: Scott McNeill

A young father who died in hospital following a two-car collision in Carryduff has been named.

Scott McNeill suffered serious injuries in the collision on the Ballynahinch Road and died on Thursday in hospital.

The 21-year-old passed away following the crash between the Drumalig Road and Carr Road shortly after 9pm on Wednesday. He was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital afterwards. Mr McNeill, from Dromara, Co Down, was father to a young boy.

Another man taken to hospital was understood to be in a stable condition yesterday.

Police are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the Ballynahinch Road last night and who witnessed the collision to contact officers in Lisburn Police Station on 101. The road was closed but has since reopened.

In a notice in today's Belfast Telegraph, the owners and employees at McCormick Metal Fabrication in Downpatrick expressed their sympathy to Mr Scott's father, David, as well as other family members, Patricia, Andrew, and Jemma.

Shocked friends paid tribute on social media, including one who wrote: "You'll be in our hearts forever and will be missed dearly.

"Heaven has gained another angel, you'll be racing up in heaven."

Mr McNeill was the second person to die on Northern Ireland's roads this week.

On Monday, a man in his 60s died following a two-vehicle collision at the junction of Belfast Road and Wallace Avenue in Lisburn.

Belfast Telegraph