Man and a woman have died and two people are injured in crash

A MAN in his 70s and a woman in her 40s have died after a collision on the Benvardin Road between Ballybogey and Derrykeighan.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “The collision, involving a car and a telehandler, occurred just after 4pm on Monday.

“The man was the driver of the car while the woman was a rear passenger. Two other people, a man and a woman, who were also travelling in the vehicle were treated in hospital for injuries sustained in the crash.

“Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have captured dash-cam footage to please get in touch by calling 101, quoting reference 1317 16/11/20.”

North Antrim MLA Jim Allister said: “I was deeply saddened to learn of the accident in which two people tragically lost their lives. One can only imagine the pain and heartbreak of those who have lost loved ones.

“I understand that a number of vehicles have been involved in this accident and my thoughts and prayers are with all those involved at this difficult time.

“Yesterday marked the start of road safety week. This tragedy once again highlights how dangerous our roads can be. I would appeal for all road users to take extra care when travelling. We have already had more than enough tragedy and I don’t want to see any more lives cut short.”

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