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Man dies after single car accident at Poyntzpass

One man has died in a single road vehicle collision at Poyntzpass tonight (Wednesday).

It is understood the man’s vehicle left the road and came to rest in a field shortly before 7pm.

Emergency services raced to the scene and the police closed the Tannyoky Road between the Clare Road and Brackagh Road.

The man who died is understood to have been in his 60s.

The accident happened shortly before 7pm, and took place on what is regarded as a dangerous stretch of the rural country road.

Newry and Armagh Ulster Unionist Assemblyman Danny Kennedy has offered his condolences after “another tragic accident on our roads”.

“Obviously it will be a tragedy for the family involved and our thoughts and sympathies are with them at this time,” he added.

The road remains closed and diversions are in place.

Police say motorists should seek an alternative route.

More updates to follow as we get them

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