A woman and her daughter have been killed in a road crash involving a quad and a tractor while a second girl was seriously injured in Co. Antrim.

It is understood the collision occurred yesterday afternoon, Tuesday, May 12.

In a statement to AgriLand, a spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said:

"A woman and a young girl have died following a two vehicle collision on the Whitepark Road in Ballycastle on Tuesday, May 12.

The two, understood to be mother and daughter, were killed in the collision involving a quad bike and a tractor that occurred at around 4:50pm on Tuesday afternoon. A second young girl was taken to hospital and is understood to be in a critical condition this morning.

The Whitepark Road was closed until the early hours of Wednesday morning but has now re-opened, the PSNI representative added.

A full investigation is underway and officers have appealed to anyone who witnessed the collision or captured the collision on their dash cam to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1392 of 12/05/20.

Second fatal accident in a week

This is the second fatal crash involving a tractor in Co. Antrim in the past week, after a man died following a two-vehicle crash involving a tractor in Ballymena, Co. Antrim last Tuesday, May 5.

The serious two-vehicle collision happened on the Cullybackey Road, Ballymena.

Inspector Rory Bradley said:

Shortly after 3:15pm, it was reported that a motorcycle and a tractor were involved in the incident.

"One man was taken to hospital for his injuries, but sadly lost his life. Another man was also taken to hospital for his injuries."