Murder investigation follows car crash in Fermanagh

Man (40) arrested after woman died on Saturday night

Natasha Carruthers was killed in a crash between Lisnaskea and Derrylin.

Natasha Carruthers was killed in a crash between Lisnaskea and Derrylin.

 

The PSNI has arrested a man as part of a murder investigation following the death of a woman in a car crash in Northern Ireland.

The 40-year-old was held in the Maguiresbridge area of Co Fermanagh on Wednesday evening.

Natasha Carruthers, who was in her 20s, was killed in a crash between Lisnaskea and Derrylin on Saturday night.

Another woman and a man, also in their 20s, suffered serious injuries in the incident on Newbridge Road.

Detectives from the PSNI’s serious crime branch later announced they have launched a murder investigation.

PSNI Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan said: “I would appeal to anyone who was travelling on the Newbridge Road, Derrylin, between 11pm and 12 midnight on the night of Saturday, October 7th and who may have witnessed any vehicle or vehicles travelling at speed to contact us.”

Ms Carruthers was travelling in a blue Vauxhall Corsa, registration number TLZ 8330.

Officers are particularly keen to hear from anyone who might have ‘dashcam’ footage of the road on the night of the incident.

- PA