Jack Morrow named by police as victim of fatal crash on Banbridge Road

-Credit: (Image: Press Eye)
-Credit: (Image: Press Eye)

Police have named a young boy who died after a crash in Co Down in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Jack Morrow, 17, died following a one-vehicle road traffic collision at the Banbridge Road, Rathfriland. Shortly before 2:30am, it was reported that a red VW Golf was involved in the incident.

Sadly, Jack, who was from the Rathfriland area, passed away at the scene.

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Inspector Cherith Adair said: “A 19-year-old man who was also in the vehicle at the time of the incident, was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries which are described as serious.

"The Banbridge Road was closed, but has now reopened following the incident.

"Our enquiries are ongoing, and we are appealing to anyone who was travelling in the area at the time of the collision, or who has any dash cam or mobile phone footage, to contact us on 101, quoting reference number 149 25/05/24."

In a separate incident on Northern Ireland's roads this weekend, a man died at the scene of a road traffic collision on Friday. The man, aged in his 60s, passed away after the crash on the Newry Road, Poyntzpass, last night.

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