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Amanda Kelly's devastated mum pays tribute to tragic newlywed

By Cate McCurry

The mother of a young Co Tyrone woman who was killed on her way to work has paid tribute to her "beautiful girl".

Amanda Kelly (nee Little) died after the BMW she was driving was involved in a collision with a lorry on Friday morning.

The married mum-of-one, a baker from Augher, was involved in the accident with the truck on the Ballagh Road shortly after 6am.

The male driver of the lorry was not hurt.

Amanda, aged in her 20s, worked in the new product development department of Scott's bakery on the Ballagh Road, Fivemiletown.

It's understood her sister, Nicole and their dad, Andrew also worked at the bakery.

She married agricultural contractor Emmett Kelly six months ago, and the couple have a young son, Jack.

Her heartbroken mother, Wendy McCusker, posted a picture on social media of her daughter walking down the aisle with her new husband on their wedding day.

She said: "Our beautiful girl, now in the arms of God."

Hundreds of people who had gathered in Fivemiletown on Saturday for the Cavanaleck Pipe Band annual parade paid tribute to the popular woman.

A lone piper played a lament to mark her death which was followed by a minute's silence.

Speaking before the tribute, a band member said: "As you are all probably aware our community has in recent times been hit by tragedy and on behalf of the band I would like to sympathise to all who have been bereaved."

Many of Amanda's close friends posted a picture of them celebrating her hen party last year.

Her grandfather Colin West was among those to pay tribute to her. He said: "My beautiful granddaughter now in the arms of God. Forever in our hearts."

Clogher Valley SDLP councillor Sharon McAleer said Amanda's death was "a shock for the whole community, as well as a tragedy for the family".

Details of her funeral have yet to be confirmed as it is understood a post-mortem is being carried out this week.

Police are appealing for witnesses of Friday morning's incident on Ballagh Road to contact them.

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