Three dead following car crash in Co Antrim
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Three dead following car crash in Co Antrim

THREE people have died following a traffic collision on a rural road in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Two men and a woman, who are believed to have been in their 50s, were pronounced dead at the scene on Lisnahunshin Road near the town of Portglenone.

The victims were all travelling in a silver Volkwagen Passat, while the driver of a black Audi - also involved in the crash - was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) said it received a call about the collision at around 10.30 on Monday morning.

Two emergency crews and a doctor were sent to the scene, an NIAS spokesperson said.

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The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said the Lisnahunshin Road, Loan Road, Hiltonstown Road and Ballyconnelly Road remain closed.

TUV councillor Stewart McDonald said it was a "very, very dangerous" road.

"There's been fatalities here before in the past and there has been road improvements to highlight the crossroad and the junction ahead," he said.

Sinn Féin assembly member Philip McGuigan said the local community was "shocked and saddened" by the deaths.

"Any death on our roads is one too many and incidents like this are a reminder of the vital importance of road safety," he said.

DUP assembly member Mervyn Storey said it was difficult to imagine the shock and hurt for the loved ones of those who lost their lives.

"Any death at any time is heartbreaking but in these sudden and tragic circumstances, the grief and pain experienced will be even more profound," he said.

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