Man in 70s Dies Following Collision With Tractor

The crash happened on Tuesday 4 September

By Jonathan McCambridge (PA)

A man in his 70s has died following a collision between a car and a tractor in Co Down.

The victim has been named by police as Robert Wiseman.

Mr Wiseman was driving a grey coloured Peugeot 3008 car which was involved in a collision with a blue New Holland Tractor that was towing a trailer shortly before 4pm on September 5 in the Downpatrick Road area of Killough.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Officers attended the scene along with our colleagues from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, Air Ambulance NI and Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

“The driver of the Peugeot car was taken to hospital following the collision, but has sadly passed away as a result of his injuries.

“The driver of the tractor sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision.

“The police investigation remains ongoing and officers are appealing to anyone who was travelling in the area at the time of the collision or who has dash-cam footage to please contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1231 05/09/23.”

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