Man, 30s, dies in horror Co Antrim crash as investigators issue urgent appeal for information

A MAN, aged in his 30s, died in a horror crash in County Antrim last night.

Police rushed to the scene on the Ballyrobert Road, in the area of Ballyclare just before midnight.

Police are appealing for information on the collision


Police are appealing for information on the collisionCredit: Alamy

The man, who was travelling in a black Volkswagen, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Cops closed the Ballyrobert Road for examination and it remained closed this morning.

As part of the ongoing investigation, officers are appealing for any witnesses or persons with information to come forward.

Roads Policing Inspector Cherith Adair said: “We received a report shortly before midnight, that a black Volkswagen had been involved in a collision.


“Our officers attended, alongside colleagues from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.

“Sadly, a man aged in his 30s, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Ballyrobert Road remains closed at this time.”

Anyone with information are urged to make contact with the PSNI.

He added: “An investigation is ongoing and officers would ask anyone with any information, or who may have dash-cam or mobile phone footage available, to get in contact with them at the Collision Investigation Unit in Sprucefield on 101, quoting reference number 2011 of 25/05/24.”


Separately, a teenager was killed in a single-vehicle collision in County Down on Friday.

Jack Morrow, 17, died in a crash near Rathfriland at around 2.30am on Friday, May 24.

A 19-year-old lad, who was also in the car, was hospitalised with serious injuries.

Jack, who was from Rathfriland, was described as one of the most talented drivers to emerge on the stock car scene.

DMC Race Promotions said the racing community had been left stunned by the incident.

They said: “DMC Race Promotions were shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Jack Morrow as a result of a road accident at just 17 years old.

“Jack was a quiet, unassuming lad who let his driving on the track do the talking. A multiple winner in Ninja Karts, it was when he moved up to the Junior Productions formula that he really stood out.

“He quickly became the driver to beat in the class and remained there until the end of his Juniors career.

“British Champion, Irish Champion, Irish Open Champion, NI Points Champion and Scottish Open Champion were just some of the accolades he gathered during his time in the formula.

“In recent times Jack dabbled in the Superstox formula with us and was surely destined for big things in oval racing.

“Everyone at DMC Race Promotions would like to send our deepest condolences to Jack’s parents Andrew and Jill, his sister Amy, the wider family circle and all his friends at this very difficult time.”

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