Three men in their 20s have tragically died following a grim collision between a car and a lorry in an early-morning Christmas tragedy today.
Cops confirmed the sad news following the incident in Garvaghy, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
They said one other man, who was also in his 20s, was raced to hospital with serious injuries, reports the Belfast Telegraph.
Inspector Hicks said: “At around 1.50am, it was reported that a car and a lorry were involved in the incident.
“Three males, all aged in their 20s sadly died at the scene. A fourth male, also in his 20s, was taken to hospital for treatment to serious injuries.
“The Omagh Road remains closed in both directions between the Curr Road and the Greenmount Road, as motorists are advised to seek alternative main routes for their journey.”
A politician from the area, Daniel McCrossan, released a statement saying: “This heartbreaking news is deeply shocking and distressing to us all.
“My thoughts are with the families and friends of these young victims whose lives have been cut short in such tragic circumstances.
“My thoughts are also with the fourth victim who has been taken to hospital for treatment and I would like to wish him a speedy and full recovery.”
Others, including Sinn Fein MP Órfhlaith Begley, said the news has left the whole area aghast.
“The scale of this tragedy has stunned the entire community.
Stay in the loop with all the latest news from the Daily Star by signing up to one of our free newsletters here.
“Everyone will rally around in support all those affected in what will be difficult days ahead.
"I wish to pay tribute to the emergency services for all their efforts at the scene.”
Enquires are continuing and anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident or who has dashcam footage or any other information, should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 240 27/12/21.
Source: Read Full Article