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Richhill crash: Woman (20) dies following Armagh collision

Published 28/01/2016

Armagh crash: Legacorry Road has been closed
Armagh crash: Legacorry Road has been closed

A 20-year-old woman has died following a serious crash in Richhill, Co Armagh.

The woman was a passenger in a Nissan car that collided with a concrete lorry on Battlehill Road at around 3.35pm on Thursday.

Another woman who was driving the car was taken to Craigavon Area Hospital for injuries that are believed to be ‘very serious’.

The Legacorry Road was closed between the Stonebridge Road roundabout and the entrance to Castle Drive.

Richhill councillor Jim Speers and Ulster Unionist MLA for Newry & Armagh Danny Kennedy expressed their sympathies to the families of the young women involved.

Councillor Speers said: "My sympathies go to the family of the young lady who tragically lost her life. We must also think about the young woman who has sustained serious injuries and hope and pray that she can recover.

"This is an almost unimaginable situation which these families now face. "

Danny Kennedy said: "This is more heartbreaking news for families in County Armagh. They are in our thoughts and prayers. What started out as just another normal day has ended in tragedy.

"It is hard to comprehend the loss which family members now feel. The local communities will rally round and offer what support they can."

Police investigating the circumstances of the collision would like to hear from witnesses. The number to call is 101.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, the Moor Road in Coalisland has also been closed following a collision.

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