Tributes paid to tragic pedestrian Lee Usher after horrific collision yesterday afternoon

Police have named the 21-year-old man killed in a fatal road traffic collision yesterday in the Tullywiggan Road area of Cookstown as Lee Usher.

By Gemma Murray
Thursday, 7th April 2022, 9:06 am
Updated Thursday, 7th April 2022, 2:12 pm


The collision involved a vehicle recovery lorry and a pedestrian.

Lee, who was aged 21 and from the Portadown area, died at the scene of the collision.

No funeral details for the young man have been released as yet.

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But tributes have been paid to the young man online.

In one a friend said: “Taken far too soon ☹️ RIP Lee, we’re all going to miss you so much ❤️”.

Meanwhile the Life After Facebook page writes: “We are saddened to hear that Lee Usher who is in his 20’s has passed away after he was involved in an RTC in Co Tyrone

“We at Life After offer our deepest sympathies to the Usher family and wish you Gods richest blessings in the days and months ahead with the Reassurance that we are there to provide support and assistance if or when required:

Life After Support team:

Christopher Sherrard”

Earlier Sergeant Joanne Boyd said: "Officers, along with colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service, received and responded to a report of a collision in the Tullywiggan Road area shortly before 3:45pm.


"The collision occurred close to the junction with Bramble Lane. The road was closed for some time but has since reopened.


“Our enquiries are continuing and the Collision Investigation Unit is appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the collision, or who saw Lee or the vehicle in the area around the time of the collision to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1165 of 06/04/22.


"We are also keen to speak to anyone who may have dash-cam or other footage."


Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.


You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/