Two men killed in south Belfast crash

Jon O'Hara
Jon O'Hara was one of the men killed Credit: PSNI

Two men have died following a road crash in south Belfast.

One of the men was 47-year-old name Jon O'Hara from the city. The name of the other victim has not been made public.

The two-vehicle collision happened on the Ravenhill Road shortly after 9pm on Saturday.

Five people were taken to hospital after the crash, which involved a Ford Focus and a Skoda Octavia.

The incident saw the Ravenhill Road closed overnight. It reopened on Sunday morning.

PSNI Chief Inspector Wendy Pollock said: "At around 9.10pm, it was reported that two cars, a black Ford Focus and a blue Skoda Octavia were involved in the collision.

"The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service attended and five people were taken to hospital.

"Tragically, two men have passed away.

"One was a passenger in the Ford Focus and one was a passenger in the Skoda Octavia.

“The driver and a second passenger in the Skoda Octavia both remain in hospital.

“We have arrested a 32 year old man on suspicion of a number driving offences and he is currently in police custody.

The officer added: "Our enquires are continuing and anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident or who has dashcam footage or any other information, should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1736 22/01/22."

SDLP South Belfast MLA Matthew O'Toole offered his condolences: “My thoughts are with the families and friends of those killed in this tragic crash on the Ravenhill Road on Saturday night.

"It’s never easy to lose a loved one and I can only imagine how painful it must be in such sudden and difficult circumstances.

“There were also a number of other people injured in this incident and I hope they all go on to make a full recovery. I would encourage anyone with any information about this crash to come forward to police as soon as possible.”