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Dromore community saddened by tragic road death of 20-year-old Stephen Gilmour

BY JOANNE SWEENEY

The Co Tyrone town of Dromore is coming to terms with the death of the latest victim of Northern Ireland's roads.

Stephen Gilmour (20) died from his injuries on Sunday night at South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen, after being involved in a single vehicle crash at Omagh Road in the town.

Two other men injured in the Renault Megane car were still being treated at the hospital last night. Their condition was said to be "stable".

According to police, there was no other car involved in the accident, which is believed to have occurred just outside St Dympna's Primary School, on the outskirts of the town.

The road was reopened to traffic shortly before 11pm on Sunday.

Local SDLP councillor Pat McDonnell said: "It's terrible news. I know the family and I would like to express my condolences to them at this time."

Sinn Fein's Glen Campbell added: "It's devastating for the family. There will be a lot of people shocked and saddened at his sudden death."

Described as a "popular and well-liked figure around Dromore", he was known to be passionate about farming, tractors and cars.

His Facebook pages contained many pictures of tractors and cars, but only one profile picture of himself.

He listed himself as a former student of both St John's High School and Christian Brothers Grammar School and was a supporter of Tyrone GAA. It's understood that he worked alongside his father Brian at Euro Auctions, Dromore, which sells large industrial, construction and agricultural plant and equipment.

He is survived by his parents and several sisters. His funeral takes place tomorrow from 11am at St Davogs Church, Dromore, and will be officiated by parish priest, Fr Patrick MacEntee.

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