Police confirm death of woman in her 60s following A1 coach and car collision

The scene after a woman in her 60s died in a collision between a car and a coach  on the A1 near Hillsborough on Friday morning. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
The scene after a woman in her 60s died in a collision between a car and a coach on the A1 near Hillsborough on Friday morning. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

A woman in her 60s has died following this morning’s collision between a coach and a car on the A1 carriageway near Hillsborough.

Closed following the collision at Hillsborough Road, Lisburn, the A1 remains shut in both directions between the Hillsborough Road roundabout and Ballygowan Road/Dromore Road.

The scene on the A1 after this morning's fatal collision. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye.

The scene on the A1 after this morning's fatal collision. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye.

Diversions are in place but motorists, advised earlier to seek an alternative route, should expect delays in the area for a number of hours.