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Woman dies after weekend crash near Omagh

A young woman had died after a weekend crash near Omagh.

Police say Kyra Elizabeth McKinley who was in her early 20’s died following a two vehicle road traffic collision on the Deverney Road  on Saturday, August 18.

“The collision involved two cars shortly before 10am. The Deverney Road was closed for a time at the junction of Tormore Road and Edenderry Road but was re-opened,” said a police spokesperson

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“Police are appealing for anyone who was travelling on Deverney Road around the time of the collision and who witnessed anything, or anyone who may have dash cam footage of the collision to contact local officers in Omagh or the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting reference 523 of 18/08/18.”

Meanwhile, two respected Dromore families were plunged into grief after separate tragedies at the weekend.

On Saturday night, a man and a woman were killed in a serious road crash in Bundoran. The male victim was named locally as Conall McAleer, whose father is a partner in the well-known family construction business – McAleer and Teague.

Mr McAleer, who was believed to have been in his early 20s, was from Fermanagh.

Dromore was also stunned to learn of the sudden death of Kevin Smyth, a respected cyclist, runner and charity fundraiser, who was well-known throughout the wider West Tyrone area.

Mr Smyth has been described a key community figure.

“The one word that I have heard time and again, is gentleman,” said councillor Glen Campbell.

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“Kevin was very heavily involved in the community, and was central in the ‘Dromore to the 4’ event. He was the person that people went to when they needed advice about cycling and he was also a great runner and has completed a lot of major events.

“He was a very helpful person and I know there has been such a sense of shock when the news of his death began to emerge on Saturday night.”

The councillor added, “I would like to extend my condolences to both families at this very tragic and sad time for them. The McAleer family are very well-known and respected and the families of both victims are in the thoughts and prayers of the people of Dromore.”

 

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