Man dies following collision between Rostrevor and Kilkeel

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Friday, February 26th, 2016
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A man has died following a single vehicle road traffic collision on the Killowen Road between Kilkeel and Rostrevor this morning, Friday 26th February, police have confirmed. psni30Police received a report of the collision shortly before 6.30am this morning. Two other men have been taken to hospital for treatment for injuries that are not believed to be life threatening. Inspector Lynne Corbett appealed for anyone who was travelling on the Killowen Road this morning and who witnessed the collision to contact Police in Newry or the Collision Investigation Unit on the non-emergency number 101. The Killowen Road remains closed at this time. SDLP South Down representatives Margaret Ritchie MP and Seán Rogers MLA expressed their deep sadness following the news. Margaret Ritchie MP said, “I convey my deepest sympathies and condolences to the bereaved family at this tragic time. “I know that the local community in Killowen and the Mournes area will stand shoulder to shoulder with the family of the man who lost his life, and will wrap them in a warm embrace at this time of sadness and sorrow. “Death is always a difficult time, but it is more challenging for the family, friends and relatives of the bereaved when it is sudden, untimely and the result of an accident. Ritchie added, “I understand that two other men were treated in hospital for injuries. I hope that they will fully recover, be discharged from hospital and be restored to their families.” Local MLA Seán Rogers said, “This is an absolute tragedy for the man’s family and the whole community here. I know the family from my time as teacher and principal at St Louis in Kilkeel and this is heartbreaking news. My thoughts and prayers are with the man’s wife and children at this very difficult time.”
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