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Two die as car crashes into garden

Two men were killed when a car crashed into a garden in Co Tyrone, police have said.

The fatal incident happened overnight on the Old Coagh Road in Cookstown.

At around 4am police received a report that a vehicle had crashed into a garden.

The men who died were the car's only occupants.

Police have appealed for witnessed to come forward.

The Old Coagh Road was closed to traffic in the wake of the crash but later reopened.

Assembly Member for the area Patsy McGlone said the two victims were in their 20s.

"I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the crash on the Old Coagh Road in the early hours of this morning," said the SDLP Mid Ulster representative.

"The loss of any life in these circumstances is a tragedy but the fact that these two men were so young will only deepen the hurt the community is feeling.

"I want to extend my deepest condolences to the families of the two men whose lives have now been turned upside down as they begin grieving for their loved ones. This will be a very difficult time and they'll need all the support they can get from neighbours and friends."

Police tonight named the two men who died as 23-year-old Grant Archer, from Newmills, and Robert Wilkinson, 28, from Cookstown.

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