Boy (7) dies following three-car crash in Co Antrim

Seven other people were injured in the crash in Newtownabbey yesterday evening

A seven-year-old boy has died following a three-car collision in the North.

He was among eight people injured in the crash at around 6.30pm yesterday evening on the Old Carrick Road in Newtownabbey.

He died from his injuries at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast overnight.

The driver of the car he was in remains in hospital with serious injuries. A four-year-old girl was less seriously hurt.

Five other people from the other cars were also injured. None of their injuries are believed to be life threatening.

Police in Newtownabbey are appealing for witnesses to the crash to contact them.