Carrick fatal crash victim named

Published Thursday, 28 August 2014
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A 53-year-old woman, who died following a road crash in Carrickfergus on Wednesday night, has been named.

Police said Heather Steele, from the Carrickfergus area, was killed in the collision involving two cars - a green Suzuki Ignis and a black Seat Leon - on the Belfast Road close to Rodgers Quay in the Co Antrim town shortly before 8pm.

Two other men injured in the incident were taken to hospital for treatment to injuries which were described as not life threatening.

The road between Troopers Lane and the Marine Highway Roundabout was closed to allow investigators to survey the crash scene.

Police have reopened the road and appealed for anyone with information to contact investigating officers.

Chief Inspector Natalie Wilson said: "I would appeal to anyone who saw either car in the area or who witnessed the RTC to contact the Colliaion Investigation Unit at Steeple Police Station or local police at Carrickfergus Police Station on the non emergency number 101."

So far 52 people have died on Northern Ireland roads this year.

That compares to 56 people throughout the whole of 2013.

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6 Comments
Mark Hanna in Carrickfergus wrote (55 days ago):
How can the PSNI say they are working on improving the safety of this road when on a nightly basis the road thugs who convene at the castle car park continue to use the road as their own private race track?
Carrickfergus in Carrickfergus wrote (56 days ago):
Rip heather
Edd in Belfast wrote (56 days ago):
Ppl speeding is anyone listening SLOWDOWN plz, thoughts with the family
Stephen in Belfast wrote (56 days ago):
Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Sad that another life has been lost on our roads.
Adrian in Coleraine wrote (56 days ago):
Terrible !
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