Police can confirm that 39 year old Loughlin Maginn, from the Warrenpoint area, has died following an incident at a car park on Downpatrick Street in Rathfriland earlier today.
It is believed at this time that Loughlin tragically died after he became trapped under his car when it rolled a short distance after being parked in the car park shortly before 12.30pm on Wednesday afternoon.
Police enquiries into the incident are ongoing and officers would ask anyone that witnessed the incident or who may have captured dash-cam footage to contact them in Lurgan or the Collision Investigation Unit at Sprucefield on 101 quoting reference number 763 01/07/20.
Hazzard extends sympathies following tragic death in Rathfriland.
Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has expressed his condolences following the death of a man in Rathfriland.
The South Down MP said: “The local community has been shocked and saddened to hear of the death of 39-year-old Loughlin Maginn in Downpatrick Street in Rathfriland.
“My heart goes out to all the family at this very sad time. I was heartbroken for them all today when I heard this tragic news.
“The PSNI have appealed to any drivers who may have dashcam footage which could help them establish exactly what happened to get in contact with them.
“Loughlin and his wider family are well respected in the local area and today’s news will leave many shocked and saddened. Our thoughts are with all Loughlin’s friends and loved ones at this sad time.”