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Car crash Armagh mum Tanya Nesbitt laid to rest

Funeral of mum-of-four takes place in Co Armagh

By David Young

Grieving family and friends came together in mourning yesterday at the funeral of Tanya Nesbitt who was tragically killed in a road crash close to her home.

The 31-year-old Markethill mother-of-four died in hospital last Tuesday, six days after her Vauxhall Vectra was involved in a collision with a lorry just outside the small Co Armagh village.

More than 200 people - some of whom had travelled from across the border - gathered at the small Markethill Elim Pentecostal Church for a 45-minute service, followed by a private committal in Ballynahone Cemetery, Armagh.

Tanya is survived by her partner Paul, children Josh, Zac, Cody and Paige, parents Granville and Noeleen, and brother Adam.

The church posted a message of sympathy on its Facebook page ahead of the funeral. It read: "We ask that you support the family during this sad time as they come to terms with the loss of a loved one."

Words of support to Ms Nesbitt's partner and children flooded in on social media after news broke of her death. One friend wrote on Facebook about how Tanya was "a beautiful girl, such a bubbly character, always filled with constant chatter and talk of her three boys, her little daughter Paige, her partner and family". The post added: "I'm so sorry for your loss and hope you find the strength to get through this sad time. Rest in peace Tanya xxx".

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses to the road traffic collision, which was reported to them at around 4.30pm on Wednesday, October 26.

The incident occurred on the Gosford Road at its junction with Killycarn Road in Markethill, and involved a silver Vauxhall Vectra and a white HGV lorry.

PSNI Constable Paula Hanna appealed for anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone with information which may be of assistance to police, to contact the PSNI Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting reference number 837 26/10/16.

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