Accident victim named as police seek crash witnesses.

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Police have confirmed that the lady who died following a road traffic collision on the Galgorm Road in Ballymena on Friday 24 July was 70 year old Yvonne Richmond from the Ballykeel area of the town.

Mrs. Richmond, well known as a long standing resident of the Ballykeel 1 estate, was walking her son’s dog when she was involved in a collision with a single vehicle close to the junction with Dans Road shortly before 9pm. The dog was also killed.

Yesterday, the Ballymena Times facebook link to the tragedy received dozens of comments expressing sympathy with the Richmond family.

One woman noted: “She was a lovely wee woman and had been a dinner lady at Ballykeel Primary School.”

Police continue to appeal for anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone who was travelling on the Galgorm Road before the collision to contact local police in Ballymena or the Collision Investigation Unit in Steeple on the non-emergency number 101.