A young man has died after a car slammed into a cow and left the road in the middle of the night.
Josh Fletcher, 18, was behind the wheel when the bizarre crash occurred in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, at about 3am on Sunday.
The tragic incident happened two days after a 16-year-old boy, also named Josh Fletcher, was fatally struck by a car in Newport, South Wales.
In the Lisburn incident, police said the car driven by the 18-year-old went off the road after crashing into a cow.
Mr Fletcher, who was from the Moira area in County Down, died at the scene.
Police didn’t provide any information about the fate of the cow, but it is thought to have been killed as well.
Sergeant Jonny Mackenzie, of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, has appealed for any potential witnesses to come forward.
He said: “Josh was the driver of a car which left the road after colliding with a cow at around 3am on Sunday morning and sadly died at the scene as a result of his injuries.
“We are currently conducting a number of follow-up enquiries into the collision and the road remains closed at this time with diversions in place.
“Josh was travelling in the direction of Moira, between the junctions with the Bushfield Road and the Moyrusk Road when the collision took place.
“I would ask anyone who travelled along this stretch of road in the time leading up to the collision to contact police with any information or dash-cam footage they may have.
“Please call on 101 quoting reference number 227 18/10/20.”
On Friday, a 16-year-old boy also named Josh Fletcher died after he was hit by a Ford Focus while riding a bicycle in Newport, South Wales.
The teen, who played for Pill Harriers RFC, was cycling home from Nash College, where he was studying mechanics.
A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.