Tributes to Carrick road crash victim

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Tributes have been paid to Carrickfergus woman Heather Steele, who died following a road traffic collision on the Belfast Road on Wednesday evening.

East Antrim MLA Stewart Dickson, who knew Ms Steele’s family, said the 53-year-old was a ‘very caring’ person.

“She was a cardiac nurse and had recently returned from England to care for her mother,” Mr Dickson said. “Only a few weeks ago, she came to speak at Greenisland Presbyterian Church about volunteer work she had been doing among heart patients in Nigeria.

“She was a member of the church, a past pupil of Greenisland Primary and was very well known in the area.

“My thoughts are with her family and friends; they have my sympathies at this very difficult time.”

Speaking about the incident on Wednesday, Chief Inspector Natalie Wilson said: “Shortly before 8pm, a collision occurred between a green Suzuki Ingis and a black Seat Leon.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw either car in the area or who witnessed the collision to contact the Collision Investigation Unit at Steeple Police Station or local police at Carrickfergus Police Station on the non-emergency number 101.”