27 July 2020 18:38
Three people were killed in a car crash in Co Antrim on Monday morning, the PSNI has confirmed. The incident happened before 11am on the Lisnahunshin Road between Cullybackey and Portglenone in Co Antrim. The incident involved two cars. Police and ambulance and rescue services rushed to the scene after the collision. A number of roads in the general area remain closed as the PSNI investigates the crash.
Police said that the three people who were killed were all travelling in the same vehicle. They added that the collision involved a silver Volkswagen Passat and a black Audi. "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," police said. The male driver of the Audi was taken to hospital as a precaution. Insp David Anderson appealed to anyone who witnessed the collision, or who may have captured relevant dashcam footage, to bring it forward to the PSNI. North Antrim Sinn Féin Assembly member Philip McGuigan said the local community was left shocked and saddened following the deaths. "This is a terrible blow to all those involved in this incident," he said. "Any death on our roads is one too many and incidents like this are a reminder of the vital importance of road safety," added Mr McGuigan. "My thoughts and sympathies are with the families, friends and loved ones of those who have lost their lives in this tragic incident." The two vehicle collision occurred approximately 10:40am on Lisnahunshin Road near Portglenone. The three victims were all travelling in the same vehicle, a silver Volkswagen Passat, and were all pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver of the second vehicle, a black Audi, was taken to hospital "as a precaution" explained the PSNI. Sign up to our daily newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise Sign up Thanks for signing up! Sorry, there seem to be some issues. Please try again later. Submitting... An image of the scene. (Photo: McAuley Multimedia) 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." Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) Alderman Stewart McDonald commented: "While further details are awaited, it is clear families have been plunged into deep mourning.