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Police release identity of Markethill crash victim

The 62-year-old came from the Poyntzpass area

The man killed in a road traffic accident near Markethill on Thursday afternoon has been named as Arthur Patrick Lavery.

Mr Lavery was 62-years-old and from the Poyntzpass area.

He died after the Seat Alhambra car he was driving left the road and crashed into a tree on the Bessbrook Road around 2.45pm yesterday.

Police can confirm the man who died following a one vehicle road traffic collision on the Bessbrook Road near Markethill yesterday (Thursday 11th January) was Arthur Patrick Lavery, aged 62, from the Poyntzpass area.

Constable Michael McNee said: “We would ask anyone who witnessed the collision, or who has any information, to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting reference number 703 11/01/18.”

Earlier today a police spokesperson, posting on social media said: ““Yesterday, your local crews joined our NIAS and NIFRS colleagues in racing to the scene of a road traffic collision on the Bessbrook Road in Markethill.

“Tragically, despite the best efforts of all your blue light services, a male in his 60’s has died.

“Making that knock on a door is without doubt one of the worst parts of our job, but it is nothing compared to what a family feels as we break that news.

“As we support the family through this horrendous time, we need your help in giving them the answers they need and deserve.”

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