Police appeal as man dies after being hit by car in Co Antrim

John Corr was 57. Credit: PSNI handout

A 57-year-old man has died after being hit by a car in Co Antrim.

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following the fatal road traffic collision in the Cushendall Road area of Ballymena.

The male has been named as John Corr.

Detective Inspector Finlay said: "Officers attended the scene of the collision, which was reported on Sunday, 28th August at around 10.20pm.

"At this stage, we believe a male, called John Corr, aged 57, was walking along the road when there was a collision with a car.

"A male and female, who we believe were occupants of the car, then stopped before making off after realising the male was seriously injured.

"Mr Corr sadly passed away at the scene.

"We believe that the offending vehicle was potentially a silver coloured BMW and enquiries are ongoing to locate the driver and passenger.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who has information, particularly if you have any mobile phone or dashcam footage which could be of interest in our investigation or if you noticed a BMW car in the Ballymena area around 10.20pm. We can be contacted on 101, quoting reference 2134 28/08/22.”