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Victim of fatal accident at Sion Mills named

The scene after a fatal road traffic accident on the Melmount Road outside  Sion Mills on Wednesday morning.

The scene after a fatal road traffic accident on the Melmount Road outside Sion Mills on Wednesday morning.

The man who died in a traffic collision in Sion Mills on Wednesday has been named locally as Patrick (Patsy) McCrory.

Mr McCrory, 62, was understood to have been travelling as a passenger in a blue Toyota Avensis with his wife, son and daughter when they were in a collision with a black Suzuki Vitara jeep on the Melmount Road between Sion Mills and Victoria Bridge around 10.50am.

A spokeswoman for Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry said last night that the four people injured – a man in his 20s and a man in his 40s, and a woman in her 50s and another in her 20s – were in a “stable condition”.

Strabane district Sinn Fein councillor Maolíosa McHugh said the town “was shocked by Patsy’s untimely death”.

He said the deceased was a native of Co Donegal and was “well known and well liked in the Castlederg area, where he lived”.

“It was with great shock and sadness we heard about the tragic accident,” he said.

“I always saw Patsy and his wife together, especially at football games.”

UUP councillor for Castlederg Derek Hussey also extended his sympathies to the family.

He said: “Obviously a vehicle with a large number of family members in the one car, one dead and others in hospital, adds to the poignancy of what has happened.

“Yet another accident has happened on the A5 within our council area.

“Many will be aware of the need for an upgrading of this particular road in whatever form.”

 

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