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Queen's student Anthony Mulvey killed in Fermanagh crash

By Lesley Houston

Published 25/01/2016

Tragedy: Anthony Mulvey
Tragedy: Anthony Mulvey

A Queen's University student has died in a road accident in Co Fermanagh - the sixth person to die on Northern Ireland's roads so far this year.

The victim, named locally as Anthony Mulvey, died yesterday in a one vehicle crash near Mullaghdun in Co Fermanagh. The Queen's pharmacy school student was aged 21 and from Belcoo.

The number of road deaths so far this year is double that for the same period in 2015, when three people were killed.

Mr Mulvey died after his car left the Sligo Road yesterday.

His university pal Matthew Mulligan paid an emotional tribute on Facebook.

"When I sat beside this fella the first day of first year I never thought he would become my best friend. Nicest person you could meet and I'll remember all the nights out and craic we had together.

"Still can't believe it, love you buddy. I'll miss you more than anything."

Another friend paid tribute on Twitter: "Very sad to hear of the passing of Anthony Mulvey. A true gentleman."

The light green Peugeot 306 Mr Mulvey was driving is believed to have left the road between 12.20pm and 12.45pm yesterday afternoon.

Police are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the Sligo Road at this time and who may have noticed the car to contact officers at Enniskillen PSNI station on 101.

The road remained closed last night.

Mr Mulvey was the fourth Queen University student to be killed on Northern Ireland's roads in the past six months.

Last August, three young friends were killed during a two car collision near Banbridge.

Peter Hughes, Conall Havern and Gavin Sloan, two aged 20 and one just 19, died after visiting new student digs in Belfast, weeks ahead of the new term.

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