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17-year-old killed in van believed to be stolen

It happened at around 10:50 last night.

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A 17-YEAR-OLD man died after the van he was driving crashed into a barrier last night.

It happened in Co Down between the Blaris and Saintfield junctions on the eastbound carriageway of the M1 at around 10.50pm.

It’s understood the silver Transit van had been stolen in the Republic earlier in the evening.

Officers investigating the collision have seized a red Ford Mondeo, thought to have been travelling with the van, from an address in Lagmore, west Belfast.

Inspector Wilson from PSNI Collision Investigation Unit is appealing for witnesses, he said:

We would like to hear from anyone who saw either the silver Transit Van or the Modeo car on the M1 or A1 prior to the time of the collision.

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