Police enquiries continue after Ballycarry collision

Ballycarry road death vicitim Gary Armstrong and his fiancee Becky Stronge
Ballycarry road death vicitim Gary Armstrong and his fiancee Becky Stronge

A 25-year-old man arrested by detectives investigating a fatal road traffic collision at Main Street, in Ballycarry, has been released on bail pending further police enquiries.

Gary Armstrong died following a collision between two motorcycles at Main street, Ballycarry, on Thursday night.

Inspector Peter Duncan said: “A passing police patrol came across the scene of the collision at around 9.50pm on Thursday evening. At this time, we believe that two motorcycles were involved in a collision which in turn has caused one of the motorcycles to collide with a parked car.

“This has tragically resulted in the death of a one of the riders, a man aged in his 20s.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw two motorcycles being driven in the Ballycarry area on Thursday evening or who witnessed the collision to contact police in Larne on 101 quoting reference number 1306 01/06/17.”

Mr. Armstrong’s funeral will take place in Carrick tomorrow (Tuesday).