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Shock as girl (9) killed in single-vehicle collision in Armagh

Hamiltonsbawn Road, Armagh

A nine-year-old girl has died following a single-vehicle collision in Armagh this morning (Monday).

A 64-year-old person was rushed to hospital following the incident happened on the Hamiltonsbawn Road around 9am.

The road was closed between the Ratarnet Road and Lenalea Road.

DUP MLA William Irwin expressed his condolences to the young girl’s family.

“This is a truly awful tragedy and my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the little girl who has passed away,” said Mr Irwin.

“Once again a family has been plunged in to grief and there is much shock and sadness throughout the wider community.

“My granddaughter was in the same class as the little girl at Hardy Memorial Primary School Richhill and I know many people in the community will be thinking and praying for the family involved.”

He added: “They will need much support and prayer in the days, weeks and months ahead. I just can’t comprehend that a young girl in her prime of life has been taken in this tragic accident.

“My thoughts are also with the driver of the vehicle who I understand is recovering after this accident.”

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