Northern Ireland

Man dead, woman critical after car crash in Crumlin

Police closed the Nutts Corner Road for a time after the crash Image copyright Pacemaker
Image caption Police closed the Nutts Corner Road for a time after the crash

A 22-year-old man has died and a woman is critically ill after the car they were travelling in crashed into a building in Crumlin, County Antrim.

The collision, on the Nutts Corner Road, was reported to police just before 07:20 BST on Sunday.

The man, who was from Belfast, was a front seat passenger in the black Peugeot 207. He died at the scene.

The injured woman, who is 21 and from the Crumin area, was driving the vehicle. She was taken to hospital.

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Police said the Nutts Corner Road was closed for a period of time, but has since re-opened.

'Devastated'

Insp Pete Duncan appealed to anyone was travelling on the road at the time to contact police.

He also asked drivers who have a dash cam fitted to their vehicle to check their footage.

It is believed the car hit the wall of a disused building.

Crumlin councillor Anne Marie Logue said the local community is "devastated" that another young life has been lost on that stretch of road.

The Sinn Féin representative sent her condolences to the young man's family and friends.

Ms Logue added that the woman's neighbours and friends will be offering support to her family and hoping she will make a full recovery.

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