Man dies after being hit by car on Newry-Warrenpoint dual carriageway

image captionThe road traffic collision happened near Ballymoney in County Antrim

A 38-year-old man has died after being knocked down by a car on the dual carriageway between Newry and Warrenpoint in County Down.

Shane Cunningham was struck by a black Renault Clio on the A2 at about 05:00 GMT on Saturday.

"Our enquiries are continuing and our thoughts are with those impacted by this tragic incident, which occurred approximately two miles from Newry," Insp Phil Robinson said.

The road has now reopened.

Police have appealed for witnesses or anyone with any information to contact them.