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Police confirm 18-year-old man has sadly died in road traffic collision

Cathal McCrory (18)

Cathal McCrory (18)

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has confirmed that a young man has died following a road traffic collision.

Eighteen-year-old Cathal McCrory, from Dromore, was involved in a single vehicle collision on the Circular Road in Katesbridge. County Down.

Police received a a report shortly after 12:30am on Saturday morning, 18th November.

Officers rushed to the scene and provided first aid alongside colleagues from other emergency services, but sadly the young man, a front seat passenger in a grey Volkswagen Golf, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital for treatment along with a second passenger for treatment to injuries which are not thought to be serious at this time. They have since been discharged.

Officers closed the road for a time as enquiries were conducted at the scene. It has since reopened to traffic.

Sergeant Miller-Devlin said:

“We are appealing for information and witnesses. We would particularly ask anyone who was travelling in the area between 12.00am and 12.30am to review any dash-cam footage they may have captured and make contact with us by calling 101. The reference number to quote is 34 of 18/11/23.”

You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via


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