South Armagh crash victim named

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Friday, January 17th, 2014
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A man who died this evening after a road traffic collision in South Armagh has been named.

67-year-old Patrick ‘Patsy’ McCreesh from South Armagh died after a vehicle he was travelling in was involved in an accident on the Forkhill Road in Meigh.

The death comes just days after 64 year old Robert Morris died after being hit by a bus as he walked along the Killowen Road in Rostrevor on Wednesday.

Sinn Féin MP Conor Murphy spoke to Newry Times this evening of his shock and sadness at Patsy’s death. “I share the shock of the local community here on learning of the tragic passing of Patsy McCreesh who was a brother of Hunger Striker Raymond McCreesh.

“The McCreesh family are held in the highest esteem in Camlough, in South Armagh and across Ireland and I am very saddened that such heartbreak should visit this family.

“I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to Patsy’s brothers and sisters and to his entire circle of family and friends. I know that the community of South Armagh will come together to offer their support at this time,” he added.

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh, Dominic Bradley stated, “I am shocked and saddened by the news another person has lost their life on our roads here in South Armagh within the space of just over a week. Patsy McCreesh was a man of deep faith and was very well liked in the local community for his pleasant and friendly disposition.

“My immediate thoughts are with Patsy’s family and, on behalf of the community, I extend my deepest sympathy to them.

Police are currently in attendance and the Forkhill Road has been closed between Railway Road and Low Road. Diversions are in place.

More on this story:

Man dead after South Armagh crash

Tributes pour in for ‘absolute gentleman’ after Rostrevor crash


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