Fresh appeal over crash, day after 13-year-old victim’s funeral

Fellow students from Moville Community College form a guard of honour as the remains of Georgina Doherty arrive for Requiem Mass at St. Columba's Church
Fellow students from Moville Community College form a guard of honour as the remains of Georgina Doherty arrive for Requiem Mass at St. Columba's Church

A fresh appeal has been made for witnesses to a fatal crash, one day after the young victim’s funeral.

Georgia Doherty, from Redcastle, Co Donegal, died following the collision at around 5pm on Sunday, February 22.

It happened at the Glenshane Road at Drumahoe, to the south-east of Londonderry.

The 13-year-old’s funeral was held in St Columba’s church in the Drung area of Inishowen on Thursday.

More than 1,000 mourners packed both inside and outside the church for the Requiem Mass, and guards of honour were formed by members of Moville Community College, where she was a first year student.

Her white coffin, adorned with messages and tributes from her friends and family, was brought to the church in a horse and carriage.

The assembled mourners were told “words cannot justify how incredible Georgia was”.

In a statement yesterday, constable Des Turley from the PSNI’s Collision Investigation Unit called on fresh witnesses to the fatal incident to step forward, saying: “We are particularly keen to hear from the occupants of a silver Peugeot, bearing L plates, that stopped in the city-bound lane shortly after the collision.

“We believe that a nurse, or other medical professional wearing a green hospital-type uniform, may also have stopped and assisted at the scene.

“We would also like to speak to anyone who saw either of the vehicles involved – a white Vauxhall Insignia and navy Ford Focus with an 01 DL registration – in the minutes before the collision.”

Any witnesses are asked to call Maydown police station on 101.