Northern Ireland

Name of teen who died in Newtownards car accident released

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Image caption The scene of the accident on the Comber Road

The name of a teenager who died after being hit by a car in County Down has been released by police.

He was 17-year-old Ben Reid from Newtownards. The accident happened at the Comber Road in Newtownards shortly after 01:00 GMT on Tuesday.

A police spokesman said the teenager was walking with a friend near the Ballyhenry junction of the dual carriageway. His friend was uninjured.

Police have appealed for anyone in the area at the time to contact them.