Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 27 August 2015

Heartbroken family lays crash teen to rest

By Adrian Rutherford

Published 23/08/2013

Charly-Jean Thompson
Charly-Jean Thompson

The heartbroken family of a 15-year-old girl killed in a road accident clutched pink roses as they buried her yesterday.

Hundreds of mourners paid their final respects to Charly-Jean Thompson, who died at the weekend from injuries sustained in a crash near Cookstown.

Her family held a funeral for the teenager in their Sperrin Mews home yesterday before burial at Cookstown cemetery.

The hearse carrying the white coffin was accompanied by several hundred mourners as it made its way through the town's streets to the cemetery.

Charly-Jean was a passenger in a BMW car which was involved in an accident with a pick-up on the Drum Road near Kildress last Wednesday morning.

Her boyfriend, Ryan McCracken, was also seriously injured. A 20-year-old man who was driving the BMW and a man in his 50s driving the pick-up, both from the Cookstown area, were also injured.

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