Northern Ireland

Farmer Patrick Lively killed in Hilltown tractor crash

The collision happened near Hilltown at about 18:00 BST on Monday evening
Image caption The collision happened near Hilltown at about 18:00 BST on Monday evening

The man who died after a crash involving a tractor near Hilltown in County Down was Patrick Gerald Lively, police have confirmed.

The two-vehicle collision happened on Bryansford Road, at its junction with the Kinnahalla Road, at about 18:00 BST on Monday evening.

Mr Lively, a local farmer, was 60 years old.

The road is expected to remain closed for some time. Traffic diversions are in place via Castlewellan Road.

Image caption The Bryansford Road remains closed with traffic diversions via Castlewellan Road