Police have confirmed that one person has died following a single vehicle road traffic collision on the Hilltown Road in Kilcoo during the early hours of the morning, Saturday 26 October.
The 18-year old male was travelling in a blue coloured Volkswagen Bora that was involved in the collision shortly before 2.30am. Four other young people, 2 males and 2 females, who were also in the car were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries. One of the males is described as being in a critical condition.
Inspector Beckett has appealed to anyone who was traveling on the Hilltown Road early this morning and who may have seen this blue Volkswagen prior to the collision or anyone who has dash-cam footage which could assist with the investigation to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 167 26/10/19.
Hazzard sends sympathies after Kilcoo crash death.
Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has expressed his condolences after the death of an 18-year old man in a collision in Kilcoo. The South Down MP said:
“The local community was shocked and saddened to learn of the death of the young man in a collision on the Hilltown Road in Kilcoo in the early hours of Saturday morning.
“Four other people were injured in this incident and were taken to hospital and I hope they all make a full recovery.
“My thoughts are with the friends and family of this young man and all who knew him at this sad and tragic time.”