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A road traffic collision on the A1 last night has claimed the life of a 27 year old local man.

Karl Heaney
Karl Hea

Police have confirmed that Karl Heaney from Newry died in the incident which happened close to the junction of the Halfway Road between Banbridge and Dromore. 

Mr Heaney was the driver of a silver Ford Fusion involved in a collision with a black Kia Ceed around 11.30pm.

The 32 year old male driver of the Kia and the 30 year old female driver of a third car, a red Kia Rio, have been arrested on suspicion of a number of motoring offences and are currently in police custody.

Newry & Armagh  MLA Conor Murphy has expressed his deep sadness and shock at the news.

“Karl Heaney was a dedicated Gael, a senior player for Newry Mitchels GFC. He was a young man who touched the lives of many.The local community are stunned and shocked at this news. It is a terrible tragedy and I want to pass on my condolences to his family.‬

‪All our thoughts and prayers are with them at this devastating time”

"Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam."

Police are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the A1 last night and who witnessed the collision or anyone who observed a black Kia Ceed or Red Kia Rio travelling on the A1 to contact local officers in Lurgan or the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting reference 1643 23/05/18.

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