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17-year-old killed in Co Tyrone road crash

Three others were taken to hospital following the incident in Omagh on Sunday evening.

A teenager has been killed in a road crash in Co Tyrone (PA)
A teenager has been killed in a road crash in Co Tyrone (PA)

A teenager has died following a road crash in Co Tyrone.

Ryan Mahoney, 17, from Augher, was a passenger in a black Audi which was involved in a head-on collision with a white Mercedes at around 8.25pm on Sunday.

The incident happened on the Clanabogan Road in Omagh.

Three other people – a man and two women – who were in the Audi were taken to hospital along with the female driver of the other vehicle.

Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening at present.

The PSNI has urged anyone who witnessed the crash to speak to police on 101, quoting reference 1815 21/07/19.

West Tyrone Sinn Fein MP Orfhlaith Begley said the incident has shocked the local community.

“Hopefully the other people injured in this incident can make a full recovery as soon as possible,” she said.

“My thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of the young man who died at this sad time.”

To lose a young man with so much to give to his family and his community in these circumstances is absolutely heartbreaking Daniel McCrossan

SDLP MLA Daniel McCrossan said an entire community has been left in shock.

“People in Omagh are devastated today. There’s a real sense of shock in the community after people woke up to the tragic news that a young man lost his life in a car crash on the Clanabogan Road last night,” he said.

“To lose a young man with so much to give to his family and his community in these circumstances is absolutely heartbreaking.

“My thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time. I know the whole community will offer them our support in the days and weeks ahead.”

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