Published Monday, 11 March 2013
Police confirmed a man has died in the crash. (© UTV)
A 32-year-old man died after the one vehicle collision which happened on the Deerpark Road area shortly before 1.30am on Monday.
Police arrested a 25-year-old man and he has been released on bail pending further inquiries.
Anyone who noticed a white Suzuki Swift in the area at the time or earlier in the evening in Portaferry town centre is asked to contact police.
Strangford DUP MLA Jonathan Bell expressed his sadness at the death.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the family circle and loved ones of the deceased on this tragedy," he said.
"In Newtownards there is a sense of sadness at what has occurred and sympathy for his friends and family."