Friends and family of Stephen Gilmour will pay their respects to him at a funeral service today.
The 20-year-old, described as a quiet but talented mechanic with an enthusiasm for cars and tractors, died following a road crash at around 3.30pm on Sunday.
A requiem mass service for him is set to be held at St Davog’s on Omagh Road, Dromore, Co Tyrone at 11am. The church happens to stand only a couple of hundreds yards from where he lost his life.
Taking the service will be Father Patrick MacEntee, who said all are welcome to attend.
Dromore is a small community numbering perhaps just 3,000 said Fr McEntee, who added: “The feeling is whether you know someone or not, the death of a young man at 20 is a very sad event. I think everyone feels very depleted by it. Everyone is very upset here about it and generally put out by the whole thing and sorrowful about it.
“It’s just one of those things – another family bereaved through a car accident, which sadly we come across nearly every day of the week on TV and in the paper, and now it’s here on our doorstep.”
Two other males were hospitalised in the wake of the one-vehicle crash, but have both been discharged.
According to friend Gary McNabb, Stephen was a passenger in the car which is believed to have overturned when rounding a corner.
Stephen’s death took to 45 the number of those killed on Ulster’s roads so far in 2013.
The Omagh policing region, into which this crash falls, has seen four such deaths this year – the joint worst in the Province, alongside Fermanagh.