Belfast Telegraph

Tributes to John Joseph Milsop (93) after death in Northern Ireland crash

Police are at the scene.
Police are at the scene.

By Gillian Halliday

Police have confirmed a 93-year-old man has died in a fatal Co Armagh crash.

He was John Joseph Milsop from the Portadown and had been driving his red Nissan Micra on the Derrycoose Road near Annaghmore when the crash happened just after 2.15pm on Wednesday.

The Ambulance Service said it attended to the scene after it was reported a car entered the water. No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

DUP MLA Jonny Buckley knew Mr Milsop describing him as a highly respected member of the local community.

Offering his condolences, he said: “I know the gentleman and the family.

“It’s very said to hear that another life on our roads has been lost.

“This gentleman was a very well-respected and long-standing member of the community.

“It was a one-vehicle collision involving an elderly man and I understand that the car left the road, going through a hedge into a field.

“It’s heart-breaking that this has happened at the mouth of Christmas, with a family left with one less face at the table this festive season.

“I would urge everyone to take extra care on our roads, and be safe this winter.”

The Ambulance Service said two rapid response paramedics, two members of the hazardous area response team and one emergency ambulance crew was sent to the scene. The Charity Air Ambulance also attended.

"No one has been transported from the scene," an Ambulance Service spokeswoman added.

The Derrycoose Road has been reopened to traffic.

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