A MAN has died in a crash on a road in northern Ireland, the second such crash on the same stretch of road in less than a week.
The man, aged 70, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
He is the second pedestrian to die in a week in Northern Ireland, with another person tragically killed in a similar crash on Saturday.
The crash happened at about 2.45pm on the eastbound A31 near the town of Castlerea, in County Antrim.
A roadworks crew was dispatched to the scene, with the Department of Transport and Road Safety confirming that a white van had lost control of the car and hit a tree.
The driver of the van, a 61-year-old woman, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The cause of the crash is not yet known.
The A31 is one of the busiest roads in the country, and a number of other collisions have been reported in recent days.