Man dies after car hit by falling tree outside Antrim

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Scene of the incident near Antrim. Picture: Alan Lewis

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A man has died after his car was hit by a falling tree in Northern Ireland.

The incident happened on the Dublin Road outside Antrim on Friday afternoon.

A PSNI spokesperson said the road remains closed in both directions and diversions are in place.

It comes as the Met Office issued a warning for strong winds as Storm Arwen hits the UK and Ireland.

A weather warning is in place for Northern Ireland throughout Friday and until 6pm on Saturday, with gusts of wind up to 60mph predicted.

Ferry sailings from Belfast and Larne ports have been cancelled on Friday, as has the Ballycastle to Rathlin Island ferry.

Road closed as investigations at the scene continue. Picture: Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

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