THE PSNI have released the names of the two people who died in yesterday's crash.
POLICE have confirmed the names of the two people who died following a three vehicle road traffic collision on the A1 on the outskirts of Newry yesterday (Friday).
Eighty-seven-year-old Raymond Halliday and 47-year-old Anna Dodds were from the Newry area.
They were travelling in a silver Skoda Fabia when the collision occurred at around 2:45pm on the north bound carriageway at the Moneymore Road junction. The collision also involved a lorry and a bronze coloured Ford Focus.
Officers from the Collision Investigation Unit are investigating and would ask any witnesses who saw the silver Skoda Fabia prior to the collision or anyone with dash-cam footage which could assist them with their enquiries to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 731 12/10/18.
Commenting on the tragedy, Newry & Armagh DUP Assemblyman, William Irwin MLA, stated, “This is a very sad and terrible ordeal where two local people have lost their lives on our roads. I offer my deepest sympathy and prayers to the families who have been plunged into grief following this fatal collision."