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Driver seriously injured and horse killed in A26 crash

Police are investigating the crash on the A26 between Antrim and Ballymena. Credit: UTV

A number of people have been taken to hospital after a two-car crash on the main Antrim to Ballymena road, in which a horse was also killed.

It is understood that a Vauxhall Vectra collided with the horse on the A26 Lisnevenagh Road shortly after 4am on Saturday.

A second vehicle – a Volkswagen Bora – is believed to have then also struck the animal.

PSNI: “The driver of the Vauxhall has sustained injuries that, while serious, are not thought to be life-threatening.

“The five occupants of the second car sustained only minor injuries.”

Police investigating the collision are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 101.