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Luke Lynch's death in Fermanagh crash 'a sad loss for everyone'

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Mr Lynch died in the single-vehicle collision on the Clones Road, Newtownbutler, just a mile from his family home shortly before 9pm on Sunday night

Mr Lynch died in the single-vehicle collision on the Clones Road, Newtownbutler, just a mile from his family home shortly before 9pm on Sunday night

Mr Lynch died in the single-vehicle collision on the Clones Road, Newtownbutler, just a mile from his family home shortly before 9pm on Sunday night

The 22-year-old man who lost his life in a road collision in Co Fermanagh has been named locally as Luke Lynch.

Mr Lynch died in the single-vehicle collision on the Clones Road, Newtownbutler, just a mile from his family home shortly before 9pm on Sunday night.

Two of Mr Lynch's friends who were passengers in the blue Peugeot 206 were injured.

One remains in a critical condition while the second sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Sinn Fein councillor Thomas O'Reilly, who knows all of the victims, described Mr Lynch's death as a sad loss.

He said: "The family is devastated as you can imagine.

"These were three young lads from the town and tragically Luke lost his life just a mile from his home.

"He was a lovely, quiet, big young fellow.

"He kept himself to himself and never caused any bother.

"I ran the youth club for 25 years and knew Luke growing up and his death is a sad loss for everyone.

"Once again a young life has been taken on the roads of Fermanagh.

"All three of the boys are from very well-known families in the village and surrounding areas and they have all been left devastated by this terrible tragedy.

"The shock and devastation caused is being felt by their immediate and wider families, as well as their huge circle of friends," he added.

"I knew Luke well and I had a lot of time for him growing up so at this time I want to extend my sympathy to the Lynch family who are grieving.

"His family are still trying to absorb this terrible tragedy so close to his home and are in such a state of deep shock.

"Our thoughts are with them and the families of his two friends.

"One of them is fighting for his life in hospital."

Belfast Telegraph