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One man killed and two injured after tragic A1 road traffic collision

A man in his 50s has died following a two vehicle road traffic collision on the A1 last night (Tuesday), police have confirmed.

Two other men, aged in their 30s, have been taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries.

One man is in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast where his condition has been described as “stable”. The other was taken to Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry and has since been discharged.

The road had been closed between Loughbrickland and Newry after the incident, which happened at around tea-time.

At least three ambulances attended the scene of the RTC and Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service were also tasked.

The road had initially been reopened for northbound moving traffic but police have confirmed the A1 has now fully reopened shortly before 1am this morning (Wednesday).

Inspector Stephen Humphries has appealed for witnesses to the RTC, which involved two vehicles, one of them a blue Volkswagen Caddy.

Anyone who can help is asked to contact the PSNI in Ardmore or the Collision Investigations Unit at Lisburn on the non-emergency number 101.


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