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Man (60) dies after being struck by lorry in Co Down

A 60-year-old man was killed after being hit by a lorry in a serious collision in Waringstown on Thursday.

The incident occurred at around 5.45pm with the Moss View residential area remaining closed for several hours.

Police have now confirmed the area has reopened.

On Thursday evening, a Waringstown alderman said his “thoughts are with all those affected” following a serious crash in the area.

Police have previously advised the public to avoid the area.

Earlier, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service confirmed that the accident involved a lorry. After treatment at the scene, they said, “no one was taken to hospital.”

Mark Baxter, a local DUP councilor, said people were “extremely affected” by the incident.

“There has been a serious accident in Waringstown,” he said.

“People have been deeply affected and my thoughts are with everyone who has been affected.”

DUP MP Carla Lockhart said PSNI, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and Northern Ireland Ambulance Service were all at the scene in the Mossview and Moss Road area of ​​Co Down village.

A police spokesperson said: “Investigating officers are asking witnesses or anyone who may have taken photographs of the collision to contact them by calling 101,” citing ref 1460 dated 11/24/22.

Information can also be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.

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