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Woman arrested after man dies in road crash

By Victoria O'Hara

Published 12/10/2015

The car involved in the fatal road accident on the Dromore Road in Omagh
The car involved in the fatal road accident on the Dromore Road in Omagh

A woman has been arrested after the death of a 49-year old man following a head-on collision involving two cars.

Paul Mills, from the Killyclogher area of Omagh, died after being involved in the crash involving a Toyota Yaris and a Saab Vector.

The fatal accident occurred on the Dromore Road between Omagh and the village of Dromore at around 10pm on Saturday.

Mr Mills, who was described as being "very well known" in the area, is the 57th person to die on Northern Ireland's roads this year.

In the same period last year 62 had died.

A 40-year-old woman was taken to hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

She was later arrested.

Local councillors have paid tribute to Mr Mills who was married and is also a father.

Sinn Fein's Sorcha McAnespy said he is "from a very well-respected family.

"I want to send my sincere sympathy to his family at this time," she said.

Detectives investigating the crash are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

Ulster Unionist councillor for the area, Chris Smyth, said it was another tragedy on Northern Ireland's roads.

"This is another death on the roads and it is a sad reminder that every time you use your key to start a car an accident could happen," he said. "It is important for everyone to drive as safely as possible. My deepest sympathies go the family of the man who died and I would ask for anyone who may have witnessed the earlier collision to contact the police."

PSNI Inspector Stephen Humphries said: "We have spoken to a number of witnesses, however we know that other motorists who have not yet come forward were travelling on the road on Saturday night and they may have information that could assist the investigation. We would also like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed an earlier collision between the Saab and a white Peugeot 207. The number to call is 101."

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