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Van driver in Co Tyrone crash 41st person to die on our roads this year

By Lisa Smyth

Published 22/08/2016

The Tullyvar Road in Aughnacloy, where a man in his 40s died in crash
The Tullyvar Road in Aughnacloy, where a man in his 40s died in crash

A man in his 40s has died after the van he was driving crashed in Co Tyrone.

He was the 41st person to be killed on Northern Ireland's roads this year.

The man died after the white Transit van he was driving was involved in a collision on the Tullyvar Road in Aughnacloy shortly before 8.30pm on Saturday.

The road was closed for a number of hours after the crash as police investigated the cause of the accident.

They have appealed for anyone who was travelling on the road at the time of the accident to contact police at Dungannon or the collision investigation unit by calling 101.

Trevor Wilson, chair of Mid Ulster District Council, extended his sympathies to the family of the deceased.

He said: "It's a terrible tragedy, it's another death on our roads and my thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones."

His UUP colleague Robert Mulligan also expressed sympathy for the family of the crash victim.

"I would just express my concerns that the roads have claimed another life," Mr Mulligan added.

"We don't know the circumstances that led to this accident, but I would nevertheless urge drivers to take care on the roads to ensure that, whatever happens, it is not the fault of the driver when something does happen."

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