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Man (20) and girl (17) killed in collision along notorious A5 in Co Tyrone

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A young man and teenage girl have been killed in a road traffic collision on the notorious A5 in Co Tyrone.

The 20-year-old man and 17-year-old girl died on the Doogary stretch of the road outside Omagh on Tuesday night.

They become the 55th and 56th people to lose their lives on the A5 since 2007.

Inspector Cherith Adair, from the Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We received a report of a single vehicle road traffic collision at around 9.50pm, involving a blue BMW. Officers attended, alongside colleagues from NIAS.

“A 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl sadly died at the scene.

“The Doogary Road, which was closed overnight, has now re-opened.

“Our investigation is continuing, and we are appealing to anyone who was travelling in the area and has dash-cam footage, to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101, and quote reference number 1806 of 30/04/24.”

Their tragic deaths comes less than 48 hours after St Ciaran’s College in Ballygawley came together to highlight the school community’s support for a new A5 road.

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