Two teenagers die in collision

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Thursday, January 21st, 2016
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Two teenagers have died following a collision. psni30The 17-year-old students lost their lives in a one-vehicle collision on the Cladymilltown Road between Newtownhamilton and Markethill this morning. A third student in the car was injured. SDLP Councillor Sharon Haughey-Grimley expressed her deep sadness when she spoke to Newry Times this afternoon. “The entire community are stunned by this very sad news. “My thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s families at this devastating time and also with the injured passenger and I hope he makes a full recovery from this heartbreaking accident. “Unfortunately this is not the first time that this particular road has claimed lives. It’s an extremely dangerous and fast road with poor visibility at times. Driving conditions this morning were also undoubtedly affected by the bad weather. I urge all road users to take extra care on our roads at all times,” she added. Sinn Fein MLA for Newry and Armagh, Cathal Boylan, spoke of the sadness of the local community. “The news has shocked and saddened the local community. My thoughts, and those of local people, are with the family and friends of the two young men who lost their lives in such tragic circumstances.” “It’s always a tragedy when lives are lost on our roads but it is tinged with a particular sadness when the lives taken are so young,” he said. “What exactly happened will be figured out in due course but at this moment all we can do is offer our support, thoughts, prayers and sympathies to the families of those killed. He added, “The weather recently, combined with the state of our rural roads has made them particularly dangerous so I would urge drivers to exercise every caution when using them.”
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