The funeral for a teenage girl who died four days after a crash in Tyrone will take place on Thursday.
Fifteen-year-old Charly-Jean Thompson from Cookstown died in hospital on Sunday night after being seriously injured in the two-car crash on the Drum Road last Wednesday.
Charly-Jean’s family will hold a funeral for the teenager in their Sperrin Mews home on Thursday at 2pm before burial at Cookstown cemetery.
The Cookstown High School pupil’s boyfriend, Ryan McCracken, was also seriously injured and is understood to have undergone an operation yesterday.
Both Charly-Jean and Ryan were passengers in one of the cars, the driver of which was not said to have suffered serious injuries. A man in his 50s was travelling in the other vehicle when the car Charly-Jean was in crashed into a telegraph pole along the road.
Cookstown High School principal Graham Montgomery said pupils and staff are shocked and saddened by the tragic death.
“Charly-Jean was a bright, well thought of pupil who was popular with her peers and mixed well,” he said.
“Colleagues recall a girl who brought life and character to her classes and who had considerable potential.
“It is indeed tragic that Charly-Jean’s young life has ended with so much promise unfulfilled.
“We extended our sincere condolences to her family and friends who will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.”
Special assemblies will be held when pupils return to school in an effort to “provide her fellow pupils with an opportunity to reflect on her life and contribution to the school community,” Mr Montgomery added.
DUP Mid Ulster Ian McCrea said: “I can assure the family they are very much in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.”