A WOMAN and child have been killed in a horror road crash in County Antrim.
It is understood that a mother and her young daughter were killed instantly while a second girl was seriously injured and is currently receiving emergency treatment.
Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash yesterday, 12 May, at approximately 4.45pm on Whitepark Road in Ballycastle, Co Antrim.
Despite best efforts to save their lives, the mother and daughter were pronounced dead at the scene.
A second girl was rushed to a Belfast hospital via Air Ambulance where she remains in a critical condition this morning.
It is understood that the collision involved a quad bike and a tractor.
The PSNI closed the road on the Causeway Coastal Route for further examination but it has since been cleared and has now reopened.
A spokesperson for the PSNI said:
"A woman and a young girl have died following a two vehicle collision on the Whitepark Road in Ballycastle on Tuesday, May 12.
"The two, understood to be mother and daughter, were killed in the collision involving a quad bike and a tractor that occurred at around 4.50pm on Tuesday afternoon. A second young girl was taken to hospital and is understood to be in a critical condition this morning."
A full investigation is underway and the PSNI have appealed for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, particularly road users who may have dashcam footage of the collision, to come forward.