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Young boy (7) dies and seven others are injured in three-car crash

The crash happened yesterday evening outside Newtownabbey.

The Old Carrick Road outside Newtownabbey.
The Old Carrick Road outside Newtownabbey.
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A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy has died and seven other people have been injured after a tragic three car crash in Co Antrim yesterday evening.

The crash happened on the Old Carrick Road outside Newtownabbey with the child then rushed from the scene to the Royal Victoria Hospital. He died several hours later.

The young boy has been named as Jackson Turner, a pupil at Sunnylands Primary School in Carrickfergus.

The driver of the car the child was travelling in remains in hospital with serious injuries while a third occupant, a four-year-old girl, was less seriously hurt.

Five people from the two other cars were also injured with the PSNI saying that none of their injuries are thought to be life-threatening.

Police say the crash involved two Nissan cars and a Citroen and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

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