Police release name of cyclist killed in Newry collision

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Friday, September 26th, 2014
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A cyclist who died in a collision on the northbound carriageway of the A1 just outside Newry last night was 34 year old John Paul McKevitt from the Newry area. The collision between a lorry and a cyclist occured at around 8:30pm on the evening of Thursday 25th September. The cyclist was taken to a nearby hospital but died from his injuries a short time later. A 35 year old man arrested last night in connection with the collision remains in custody this afternoon. Officers from the PSNI collision investigation Unit continue to appeal for witnesses to contact them. The number to call is the non-emergency number 101. SDLP South Down MLA Karen McKevitt said the death of John Paul is a tragedy which will be felt across the entire community. She told Newry Times, “I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of a cyclist on the A1 carriageway outside Newry. I want to extend my immediate sympathies to the man’s family and friends at this very difficult time. “I also want to extend my thoughts to the driver of the lorry who will undoubtedly be deeply shaken by this traumatic experience. I would encourage anyone who witnessed the accident to contact the police to help with their investigation.” More on this story: Cyclist dies in Newry collision

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1 Comment for “Police release name of cyclist killed in Newry collision”

  1. David

    May he and all the soles who have departed rest in peace. As a father and husband I can’t think to imagine the sorrow but my prayers are with him and his family.

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