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Man killed in Tyrone crash named as Kieran McSorley

By Lesley Houston

Published 18/12/2015

A man has died after two cars were involved in a road crash in Co Tyrone last night
A man has died after two cars were involved in a road crash in Co Tyrone last night

A man who died after two cars were involved in a road crash in Co Tyrone last night has been named as Kieran McSorley.

The vehicles collided on the Omagh Road in Ballygawley shortly before 7pm.

Mr McSorley (50), from the Omagh area, was a front seat passenger in one of the cars.

Three other people were taken to hospital, but details of their injuries are not known.

The road was reopened at around 3am this morning.

Diversions had been put in place at the Ballygawley roundabout and the Ballysaggart Road with diversions at Augher Point.

The incident took place on a major road, the A4, which is the main road from Ballygawley to Omagh.

Mr McSorley's death is understood to take the total number of people killed on Northern Ireland’s roads this year to 69.

He is the sixth person to die on our roads this month.

By the end of December 2014, 79 people had died on the roads.

The figure for 2013 was 57.

April and June saw the highest numbers of deaths on the province’s roads, when 10 people died.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision and would ask that anyone travelling on the Omagh Rd in Ballygawley around this time last night who may have witnessed this RTC which involved a white Toyota and a silver Volkswagon to contact them on 101.

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