Terry Carty tragedy: ‘There is a real sense of sadness over the whole area today’ says councillor after death of hard working family man

A rural community outside Enniskillen has been “shocked and stunned” by the death of a very hard working family man who died in a road traffic accident, named locally as Terry Carty.

Wednesday, 30th June 2021, 6:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 30th June 2021, 10:12 am

Police confirmed that a man died following a one-vehicle road traffic collision on Marble Arch Road, Florencecourt, Enniskillen during the early hours of Tuesday, June 29.

The collision was reported to police at approximately 3.45am and involved a grey coloured Volkswagen Golf. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police remained at the scene for a time on Tuesday, conducting enquiries, and the Marble Arch road was closed for a time.

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A man has died at the scene of a one-vehicle crash in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh in the early hours of Tuesday. The incident happened on the Marble Arch Road in the Florencecourt area. Photo: Press Eye.
A man has died at the scene of a one-vehicle crash in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh in the early hours of Tuesday. The incident happened on the Marble Arch Road in the Florencecourt area. Photo: Press Eye.

A funeral notice said that Mr Carty was from Loughside Road, Garrison, Co Fermanagh and is survived by his grieving wife Heather, daughters Eimear and Niamh, mother Bridie and others in the family circle and many friends.

Sinn councillor Anthony Feely said Mr Carty was from the Garrison area and was in his mid-fifties and married with two children.

“I just want to offer my sincere condolences to his wife, his two children, his mother and the rest of his family,” he told the News Letter.

He described the deceased as “a very hard working family” man and a “very good” truck driver for a major manufacturer at Derrylin.

He understood his neighbour was on his way to work when the tragedy happened.

“I would have known him his whole life,” he said. “He was a few years ahead of me at school but I would have known him well through farming - we are both farmers as well.”

“The whole rural community is just shocked and stunned. There is a real sense of sadness over the whole area today.”

The funeral mass will be on Saturday at 11am in Mary, Queen of Peace Church, Garrison followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Due to the current covid restrictions, the house and funeral mass are limited to family and friends but the mass will be relayed outside the church.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so as the cortege proceeds from Terry’s house to the church on Saturday and from the church to the cemetery.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage regarding the collision to call 101 ref 204 of the 29/06/21.

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