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Man arrested after woman in her 20’s dies in Belfast collision

Police have confirmed that the pedestrian who died in a collision on the Springfield Road last night, Sunday 3 January, was 24-year-old Lucy McIlhatton from the west Belfast area.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the fatal road traffic collision, which involved a silver Toyota Avensis car, at around 9pm on Sunday night.

A 44 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including causing death by dangerous driving, driving when unfit through drink or drugs, failing to remain where accident occurred causing injury and assault on police. He is currently in custody assisting officers with their enquiries.

The Springfield Road was closed overnight but has since re-opened.

Inspector Philip McCullagh said: “I am appealing to anyone who was in the Springfield Road area at the time and who witnessed this tragic collision or who captured footage on dashcam to contact officers in Woodbourne or the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting reference number 1554 03/01/21. You can also submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at”


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