Northern Ireland

John Joseph Blaney: County Down crash victim named by police


The man who died in a car crash in County Down has been named as John Joseph Blaney, who was 32.

The two-vehicle collision happened on the Ballagh Road between Newcastle and Annalong, close to the Bloody Bridge, shortly after 12:30 BST on Friday.

Two people travelling in the other car were not seriously injured.

Emergency services, including the air ambulance, responded to the scene. The Ballagh Road has since reopened.

Police are appealing for witnesses, and anyone who has dash cam footage of the crash, to contact them.