Man Dies In Road Crash Near Kilcoo

Community “shocked and saddened” following Kilcoo road death

Community “shocked and saddened” following Kilcoo road death

Sinn Féin Councillor Cathy Mason has said the local community are “shocked and saddened” following the death of a man in a car crash on the Castlewellan Road.

Cllr Mason said: “The local community has been shocked and saddened at the death of a man in a car crash on the Castlewellan Road near Kilcoo.

“Another person was also injured in the incident, and I hope they make a full recovery.

“My thoughts and sympathies are with the family, friends and loved ones of the man who died.

“Anyone with information on what happened should bring it forward to the Police.”

Police have confirmed a man died in a road traffic collision near Kilcoo, Co Down, which was reported in the early hours of today (Friday, 1 October).

Sergeant Braiden said: “The one-vehicle collision involving a Mitsubishi Shogun happened on the Castlewellan Road, close to the junction with the Convent Road, Cabra.

“Officers attended the scene along with colleagues from other emergency services. 

“The male passenger was transported to hospital by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, but has sadly since passed away.

“The driver was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries.

“We are appealing to anyone who was travelling on the Castlewellan Road between 11.30pm on Thursday, 30 September and 1am on Friday, 1 October and who witnessed the collision, or may have captured dash cam footage, to get in touch. 

“Please contact us on 101 quoting reference 23 01/10/21.”