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Police confirm two people tragically lost their lives in Ballycastle collision

Owen McMullan and Brigid Wilkinson who tragically died in the Ballycastle collision

Police have named the woman and man who sadly died following a road traffic collision in Ballycastle on Friday evening (12 February) as Brigid Wilkinson and Owen McMullan.

Brigid, who was aged 21, was from Ballycastle; and Owen, aged 25, was from Armoy.

The community has been left shocked by the sad loss of the young couple and many have posted tributes online.

Constable McKeever said: “The two-vehicle collision took place on the Moyarget Road and involved a blue Honda and silver Ford. It was reported to police just after 4.50pm.

“Sadly, both Brigid and Owen were pronounced dead at the scene.

“We would ask anyone who witnessed the collision, or who may have captured dash cam footage that could assist our enquiries, to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 1274 of 12/02/21.”

A female passenger was taken to hospital where she remains receiving treatment.

Sinn Féin MLA Philip McGuigan has expressed his condolences following the deaths of two people in a collision near Ballycastle.

The North Antrim MLA said:

“The local community has been shocked and saddened at the deaths of a man and woman in a car crash on the Moyarget Road near Ballycastle.

“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 two people who have died.

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

The Moyarget Road has since reopened to traffic.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those affected by this tragedy.

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