Belfast Telegraph

Tribute to pensioner Phyllis Mackey killed in Newry road crash

By David Whelan

A 78-year-old woman killed in a car crash in Newry was a "gentle woman", a councillor has said.

Phyllis Mackey was travelling with her husband Gerry on the Warrenpoint Road in Newry at around 2.15pm yesterday when they were in collision with another car.

Mr Mackey was taken to hospital, along with a man and woman who had been travelling in the other vehicle.

Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Newry councillor John McArdle, who knew Phyllis well, described her as "a gentle woman, who wouldn't harm a fly".

"It's a real tragedy. Phyllis was well-liked by her neighbours and everyone that met her," he said.

"Phyllis comes from a large family, mostly of girls, and my condolences go out to them and to her husband."

SDLP MLA Karen McKevitt said that the road had been the scene of other accidents.

"It is a stretch of road that I have expressed concern about to the Roads Service, who made some improvements in recent years," she said.

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