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Police name man killed after being hit by car

By Lesley Houston

Published 09/09/2015

Police have named the man who died after being struck by a car in Co Tyrone has been named locally as Brian McGinn
Police have named the man who died after being struck by a car in Co Tyrone has been named locally as Brian McGinn

A man who died after being struck by a car in Co Tyrone has been named locally as Brian McGinn.

The 57-year-old, who was married with two grown-up sons, was killed after being hit by the car in Cookstown just before midnight on Monday.

Mr McGinn is believed to have been walking along the Lissan Road from the direction of Cookstown when he was struck by a red Mercedes.

Police are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time leading up to the collision to contact them. Officers are particularly keen to speak with the driver of a dark-coloured car, possibly a Volkswagen, which is reported to have passed the scene of the accident shortly before it occurred.

The victim was understood to have been a well-known chef who worked in the hotel trade including The Royal Hotel in the town's Old Coagh Road.

He is survived by his wife Sheila and sons and is originally from Fintona. He is thought to have moved to Cookstown as a teenager.

A post-mortem examination is expected to take place today.

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