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Widower killed in accident with lorry in Co Armagh

By Joanne Fleming

A 66-year-old man has died following a three-vehicle road crash in Co Armagh.

The smash, involving two cars and a lorry, happened at the Madden Road in Tandragee yesterday.

The road was expected to remain closed to remove the lorry.

The victim is understood to be a widower and father from outside Tandragee.

The Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Robert Turner, who lives close by extended his sympathies.

"In the run up to Christmas it is particularly sad that this has happened," said the Ulster Unionist councillor.

"The Madden Road is the main road between Tandragee and Guilford. It is not an accident black spot. It is quite a busy road but not a road with an accident history."

Independent unionist councillor Paul Berry said it was a "deceiving stretch of road".

"In between two bridges there is a stretch of road which is straight and there can be speeding," he said. "It has been raised as an issue before but like many rural roads it can be difficult to introduce traffic calming, there are a lot of bends on the road."

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