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Northern Ireland man Patrick McDonnell killed in US after being hit by lorry

Published 24/02/2016

Patrick McDonnell with his children
Patrick McDonnell with his children

A Northern Ireland man has died after he was hit by a lorry in North Carolina, America, it has been reported.

UTV reported Patrick McDonnell from west Belfast was involved in the accident at around 11.15pm on Monday night in the Holly Springs area.

It's believed the accident happened while the 52-year-old was out walking.

Police have said they do not expect to file charges on the incident.

It's thought Mr McDonnell moved to America around three or fours years ago.

A spokesman for the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust said the organisation was aware of the death and was assisting the family.

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