POLICE have confirmed that a man has died following a three-vehicle road traffic collision in Co Down.
James Smyth, aged 49, died at the scene following the collision, which occurred on the Belfast Road in Dundrum just after 12.20 am this morning, Thursday, December 16.
Police, alongside colleagues from the NI Ambulance Service and NI Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene, where four others were taken to hospital for treatment to serious injuries.
A fifth person was also taken to hospital for minor injuries.
The Belfast Road remains closed at this time.
Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who may have captured it on their dash cam, is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference number 43 of 16/12/21.