Motorcyclist killed in Co Antrim crash

Motorcyclist Killed In Co Antrim Crash
Benny McIlhatton (44) was riding a motorcycle when it was involved in a collision with a car on Saturday evening. Photo: PSNI
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By Cillian Sherlock, PA

A man has died in a crash in Co Antrim.

Benny McIlhatton (44), from the Loughguile area, was riding a Suzuki motorcycle when it was involved in a collision with a Volkswagen car on Saturday evening.


Inspector Cherith Adair, from the PSNI’s Collision Investigation Unit, said emergency services received the report of the crash on the Magheramore Road outside Ballycastle at approximately 5.30pm.

“Officers along with other emergency services attended but very sadly Mr McIlhatton, who was travelling on the motorcycle, died at the scene,” she said.

“Two other people were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries.

“The Magheramore Road, which was closed for a number of hours, has now reopened to traffic.


“A full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision is ongoing and I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed anything or to anyone with dashcam or other footage that could assist police, to contact the Collision Investigation Unit at Sprucefield on 101, quoting reference number 1270 20/04/24.”

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