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Name released of tragic teenager killed in head on car crash

The Clanabogan Road in Omagh. Credit: Google
The Clanabogan Road in Omagh. Credit: Google

Police have released the name of a 17-year-old male killed following a two vehicle crash in Omagh.

Ryan Mahoney, from Augher, was killed on the Clanabogan Road on Sunday night.

The teenager was a passenger in a black Audi which was struck in a head on collision with a white Mercedes at around 8.25pm.

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.

Ryan was a past pupil at St Ciaran's College, Ballygawley.

The school paid tribute to him on social media.

"All at St Ciaran’s deeply regret the sad news of the untimely passing of our former pupil Ryan Mahoney and offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends. St Ciaran, pray for him," a post on their Facebook page read.

Sinn Fein MP Orflhlaith Begley also expressed her condolences.

“News that a seventeen-year-old had died in a collision on the Clannabogan Road in Omagh had shocked the local community," the West Tyrone MP said.

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

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

SDLP MLA Daniel McCrossan said people in Omagh were "devastated" at the death.

“To lose a young man with so much to give to his family and his community in these circumstances is absolutely heartbreaking," the West Tyrone MLA said.

"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."

The Clanabogan Road has since reopened.

Inspector Will Brown is appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash to contactr police on 101, quoting reference 1815 21/07/19.

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