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BREAKING : Multiple fatalities following serious road traffic collision

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Three people have died following a two-vehicle road traffic collision in Portglenone this morning (Monday 27th July).

A silver Volkswagen Passat and a black Audi were involved in the collision on Lisnahunshin Road, which was reported at around 10:40am.

Two men and a woman, who are thought to be in their 50s, sadly lost their lives. All were travelling in the Passat and were pronounced dead at the scene.

The male driver of the Audi was taken to hospital as a precaution.

A number of roads remain closed at this time including Lisnahunshin Road, Loan Road, Hiltonstown Road and Ballyconnelly Road.

Inspector David Anderson said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this collision, or who may have captured dash cam footage, to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 591 27/07/20.”

Alderman Stewart McDonald commented: “Reports this morning of multiple fatalities in a traffic accident is distressing and heartbreaking.

“While further details are awaited, it is clear families have been plunged into deep mourning. Very much in thoughts and prayers.”

Update 15.33 : A NIAS spokesperson said “The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 10:40 on Monday, 27 July 2020 following reports of a two vehicle RTC at Ballyconnelly Road, Cullybackey.

NIAS despatched two Emergency crews, one Doctor and one Officer to the scene.

Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, one patient was taken to the Antrim Area Hospital by ambulance.”

This article will be updated when more info becomes available.

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