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Man, 19, killed in New Year’s Day crash

A woman and two teenage boys were injured in the collision that claimed the life of Michael Og McKenna from Maghera.

PSNI officers are investigating (PA)
PSNI officers are investigating (PA)

By David Young, PA

A teenager has been killed in a road crash in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Michael Og McKenna, 19, from Maghera, died in the collision on the Moneysharvan Road between Maghera and Swatragh.

Mr McKenna was the driver of a red Audi that was involved in a crash with a grey Audi shortly after 2.30am.

The female driver of the other car and two teenage boys who were passengers in her vehicle were injured in the incident and taken to hospital for treatment.

Any death on our roads is a tragedy, particularly when someone so young loses their life Francie Molloy

Police have appealed to witnesses to the crash or anyone who saw either of the cars prior to the collision to come forward.

Officers are particularly keen to speak with anyone with dash cam footage.

Mid Ulster MP Francie Molloy said the local community had been shocked by the crash.

“Any death on our roads is a tragedy, particularly when someone so young loses their life,” said the Sinn Fein representative.

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

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