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Fivemiletown community in mourning as young man (24) dies in quad bike accident

By Nevin Farrell

Published 11/07/2016

A community has been paying tribute to the young local man who died in a quad bike accident
A community has been paying tribute to the young local man who died in a quad bike accident

A community has been paying tribute to the young local man who died in a quad bike accident.

Keith Robinson (24), from Fivemiletown in Co Tyrone, was killed in the one-vehicle crash on Aghintain Road.

The incident was reported to police after 5am yesterday.

Family and friends have been left devastated by the tragedy.

Ulster Unionist councillor Victor Warrington told the Belfast Telegraph: "It is a dreadful accident."

He added: "I would like to express my condolences to the family - his mother and father and sister.

"It is obviously a very difficult time for them.

"Tragedy happens all the time on the roads and you never really realise until it comes to your own area the effect they have on people.

"So, certainly, our thoughts are with the family at the minute."

The councillor described Mr Robinson as a "very outgoing fella".

He said: "I wouldn't have known him well, but I did know him.

"Fivemiletown is a close-knit area and everybody knows everybody.

"Certainly, I knew Keith in and around the area.

"He would have been a very outgoing fella, very interested in cars and anything mechanical, that is what he worked at.

"He had done a lot of work on his own car and worked for a while in a local garage in Clogher.

"I was told he had moved on to an engineering company and was still very much involved in the mechanical side of things."

Mr Warrington said the collision occurred about three miles from the town.

Aghintain Road runs towards Clogher.

"The road that it happened on would be quite remote and at that time of the morning there wouldn't have been a lot of people on it," he explained. Mr Warrington said he believed Mr Robinson, like others in the area, enjoyed quad-biking as a "hobby".

People also took to social media to pass on their sympathies to Mr Robinson's family.

Police are appealing for anyone who was travelling on Aghintain Road and who may have witnessed the collision to get in touch.

They can be contacted in Dungannon, or at the collision investigation unit on 101.

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