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Tyrone dad Stephen Greenaway dies in car crash

By Allan Preston

Published 07/07/2016

Accident: Stephen Greenaway
Accident: Stephen Greenaway

A Dungannon father who died in a car crash in Co Armagh was 38-year-old Stephen Greenaway.

He was killed in a single vehicle collision shortly after 1 am on Wednesday while driving a MG ZR car on Red Lion Road in Kilmore.

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon DUP councillor Jonathan Buckley is a distant relative of Mr Greenaway.

He said the family were too upset to speak and the death had sent shockwaves through the community.

“I wouldn’t have known him personally but I knew his mother very well; I know the family’s devastated,” he said.

“They’re a family that’s very well connected in the local area.”

A family notice posted yesterday called the Dungannon man a “dearly loved father” who “died suddenly of an accident”.

It read: “Stephen much loved son of Noel and Charmaine, dearly loved father of Lewis, Tilly and Frazer, dear brother of David and Gareth, brother-in-law of Julie-Anne and Elaine and a beloved Uncle. Very deeply regretted by his family and all the family circle. ‘In life he lived for those he loved and those he loved remember’.”

Mr Greenaway, a former pupil of Drumglass High School in Dungannon, was the 27th person to die on Northern Ireland’s roads this year.

At this time last year the figure was 36.

It has been reported that local residents including a nurse fought to save Mr Greenaway at the crash site before help arrived.

Speaking to the Lurgan Mail, one man said: “I went out to see what happened and I saw a car. I went over to help. It’s an awful tragedy,”

He explained the nurse believed he had stopped breathing, so they removed him from the vehicle.

Police have appealed for anyone driving on the Red Lion Road at the time of the incident to call 101.

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