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Game of Thrones man among three victims of carnage on Northern Ireland roads

By Cate McCurry

There has been carnage on Northern Ireland's roads after three people lost their lives in less than 48 hours.

The latest death came on Friday night after a 29-year-old motorcyclist was involved in a collision with a car in Lisburn.

Graeme Livingstone, from Bangor, was killed on the Saintfield Road.

His death came hours after a young mother and an elderly woman lost their lives in separate road accidents.

Mr Livingstone worked in Northern Ireland's film and television industry and was a crew member on shows including Game of Thrones, the BBC's Line of Duty and Disney musical The Lodge.

Hundreds of people posted tributes to the much-loved, popular man who many described as a "gentleman".

A Northern Ireland extras agency described him as a "dear friend" and "wonderful, happy man".

The Extras Department shared a picture of Mr Livingstone on its Facebook page and said: "Many of our extras will have met Graeme Livingstone on set over the years.

"I know you will join us in sending your deepest condolences to his family and friends in this difficult time.

"Always in our hearts. Taken from this world far too soon."

A friend of Mr Livingstone's posted on social media that he was "loved and admired".

"I'm still trying to take it in you're gone," he wrote.

"I see countless posts from those who love you and, with each I read, it sinks in that bit more and more. Time you spend with anyone is about the quality not the quantity, and I'm saddened to think we'll never hang out again."

"Scrolling down through your page there is an endless roll of photos of you living a good life and you're smiling in all of them," he added.

On Friday morning, a Co Tyrone woman lost her life near her home in Augher. Amanda Kelly died when her BMW was involved in a collision with a lorry while she was travelling to work. On Thursday morning, a woman in her 70s was killed following a single car collision with a lamp post in Newtownabbey.

Elsie Magee from the Newtownabbey area died in the crash. Her funeral will take place on Wednesday. She is survived by her husband Daniel and children Darren, Martin, Ashley and Tracey.

The latest incidents take the number of deaths on Northern Ireland's roads to 27 this year.

Meanwhile, a man in his 30s was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a collision early yesterday morning. The Belfast Road near Whitehead was closed in both directions after the one-vehicle crash.

In another incident, a man was taken to hospital following a one-vehicle crash yesterday morning at Red Lion Road, Ballyhegan, Loughgall.

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