The Police Service of Northern Ireland can confirm a woman has sadly died following a three-vehicle road traffic collision in Ballymena on Friday afternoon, 8th December.

Detective Sergeant McIvor from the Police Service’s Collision Investigation Unit said: “Police received a report at approximately 12.15pm of a collision involving a silver Vauxhall Corsa, a grey BMW 430D and blue Volvo XC90 on the Lisnevenagh Road.

“Officers attended, alongside our colleagues from other emergency services and first aid was provided at the scene.

“Sadly, the driver of the Corsa has since passed away from her injuries in hospital . She was 22-year-old Katya Watson from the Coleraine area.

“We would appeal to anyone with any information or who may have dash-cam or mobile phone footage available to get in contact with us on 101, quoting reference number 701 08/12/23.

“We are especially keen to hear from the driver of a blue BMW who was driving in the southbound lane at the time of the collision.”