Police have confirmed that a 17-year-old boy has died in a road traffic collision in Cullybackey yesterday (Friday) evening.

Sergeant Harrison said: “Officers, along with colleagues from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, received and responded to a report of a single vehicle collision in the Cardonaghy Road area shortly before 11.40pm. A 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital but sadly died from his injuries.”Two other young people, a boy and a teenage girl, who were also in the vehicle at the time, suffered injuries that are not known at this time danger to life “A 17-year-old boy, arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.”

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Police added that their inquiries were ongoing and urged anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who has dashcam footage to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 2165 of 21/10/22.

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The road was closed for a while, but then reopened.