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‘Unspeakable tragedy’ as four people die in single vehicle Armagh collision

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Four people have sadly died in a single vehicle collision in Armagh, police have confirmed.

The crash involving a grey Volkswagen Golf occurred on the Ballynahonemore Road at around 2.10am this morning, Sunday, March 24.

The driver and three passengers, who as yet have not been formally identified, were declared deceased at the scene.

District Commander Superintendent Paul McGrattan said: “This is an unspeakable tragedy for the families involved, and for the wider community, who will understandably struggle to comprehend such loss of life.

A thorough and sensitive investigation is now underway and anyone with information that could assist us is asked to get in touch with the Collision Investigation Unit.

Police remain at the scene at present and the Ballynahonemore Road will be closed for most of the day.

The thoughts of the entire Police Service are with the families, friends and loved ones of those who have lost their lives.”

The Collision Investigation Unit can be contacted via 101. Or online via

Sinn Féin councillor Sarah Duffy expressed her condolences with the families and friends of the four people tragically killed.

“I am deeply shocked and saddened to learn that four people tragically lost their lives in a collision on the Ballynahonemore Road this morning,” she said.

“I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of all those involved in this tragic accident.

“This has left the entire community stunned and heartbroken. We will all rally around to support these families in what will be difficult days ahead.

“I also want to pay tribute to the emergency services for all their efforts at the scene and would appeal to anyone with information to bring it forward to the police.”

DUP councillor, Gareth Wilson,  said: “This is such horrendous news and my thoughts and prayers are with the families of the four young people who have tragically lost their lives in this road accident.

“This is a huge and devastating blow to families in the district who have been plunged in to grief and as my colleague William Irwin MLA has said, we must support them as a community at this very traumatic time.”

DUP MLA William Irwin said the car “hit a tree and burst into flames”.

“Four young people have lost their lives. I have been talking to neighbours that live close by what happened and everyone is in a total state of shock.”

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