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Pensioner dies following two-vehicle crash in Newry

The man was the driver of a motorcycle

A man has died following a two-vehicle crash in Newry this afternoon (Sunday).

Police confirmed that the 66-year-old man passed away following the collision on the Warrenpoint Road in Newry.

The man was the driver of a motorcycle involved in the crash with a Landrover Discovery which was towing a caravan shortly before 12.30pm.

Warrenpoint Road remains closed from the junction of William Street and Kilmorey Street to the Greenbank roundabout at this time.

Police are currently conducting their investigation into the cause of the collision.

Motorists are being asked to avoid the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 664 0f 13/08/17.

Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this tragic time.

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