Man dies following road traffic collision near Ballymoney

A man has died following a road traffic collision near Ballymoney.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said the incident occurred on the Garryduff Road around 7.30am GMT on Friday morning, 24th January 2020.

A spokesperson for the PSNI said “Police can confirm that 59 year old Desmond Wilson, who was from the Ballymoney area has died following a two vehicle road traffic collision at the Garryduff Road area of Dunloy this morning (Friday 24th January).

Inspector Ali said: “Just before 7:35am, it was reported that a white Citroen Berlingo and a Peugeot 2008 were involved in the collision. Desmond, who was the driver of the Peugeot tragically died at the scene.

“The driver of the Citroen Berlingo was taken to hospital for his injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.

“The Garryduff Road, Dunloy has now re-opened following the earlier road traffic collision.

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“Enquiries are continuing and police would appeal to anyone with any information regarding the incident or who may have dash cam footage available to contact them on 101, quoting reference number 202 24/01/20.”

Councillor Darryl Wilson said “I was deeply saddened to learn that the road traffic collision on the Garryduff road this morning has resulted in someone losing their life. I would like to offer my sympathies to all impacted by this awful tragedy”

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