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Richhill crash: tributes paid to 'absolute gentleman' who died

By Staff Reporter

Published 02/07/2016

Pic of Jim Wilson (extreme right in tie) with the Richhill FC football published by the club in tribute to Mr Wilson on its Facebook page.
Pic of Jim Wilson (extreme right in tie) with the Richhill FC football published by the club in tribute to Mr Wilson on its Facebook page.
A man has died following a road crash in Richhill, Co Armagh

A man who died following a road crash in Richhill, Co Armagh has been named locally as Jim Wilson.

He was described as a 'true gentleman' from a much respected family in Facebook tributes.

Mr Wilson was a father believed to be in his sixties and the former manager of Richhill Football Club.

He died following a one-vehicle collision at the Stonebridge roundabout on Portadown Road in the village on Friday.

The collision occurred at around 3.45pm and involved a black Vauxhall Astra car.

Other tributes on the Richhill AFC Facebook page included these:  'Jim was a great man, sympathies to his family' and 'Sad news, lovely man who never would have passed you without speaking'.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding the fatality, and last night the road remained closed to traffic.

PSNI diversions had been put in place.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or who has any information is asked to contact the collision investigation unit at Sprucefield on 101.

The death brings the number of people who have died on Northern Ireland's roads so far this year to 28.

This time last year the figure for fatalities in the province stood at 36.

The final road death tally for 2015 reached 74 - that's five fewer than the 79 killed in 2014.

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