A young Tandragee man involved in a road traffic collision on Sunday passed away earlier this evening (Wednesday).
Ben Gillis passed away peacefully, his mother Lynne McClimonds announced.
“This evening our beautiful son, Ben, passed away peacefully,” she wrote.
“As parents we wish to thank everyone for their prayers, thoughts and messages over the past few days.
“As a family we would appreciate our time and privacy this evening and tomorrow morning. Further details to follow tomorrow.”
Councillor Paul Berry commented: “It is with deep sadness when I learned of the sad passing of young Ben Gillis following an accident on the Marlacco Road on Sunday evening.
“I know the parents and wider family well and my heart goes out to them at this deep time of sorrow on the tragic loss of their son. Over recent days the local community have been praying for Ben and the family and this news has really hit the community hard.
“The local community will rally around the family at this time and the family can be assured of all our thoughts and prayers at this time.
“I spoke to one of Ben’s former school friends yesterday and he and his friends were in a state of shock and this sad news will be devastating for his friends as well.
“Please uphold the parents and wider family in your prayers and trust that God’s grace will be sufficient at this time and the difficult days ahead.”