A woman killed in a car accident in Crossmaglen in the early hours of this morning has been named locally as 23-year-old Danica Nugent.
Danica, a recent graduate of Queen’s University in Belfast, was from the Tassagh area of county Armagh.
Councillor Sharon Haughey-Grimley, who is from the area, passed on her condolences to the family.
She wrote on Facebook: “Totally devastated for the Nugent family and all of Danica’s loved ones and friends. There are no words, but God must have another plan for her as an angel. May she rest in peace xx.”
Friends have begun paying tribute on Danica’s Facebook page.
One person wrote: “Such tragic news Danica, your such a beautiful person and always so bubbly, you’re going to be missed by so many people, I’m happy to have known you and worked aside you in New Look, I miss them Sundays listening to your randomness. Rest in peace beautiful girl. X.”
Another wrote: “You were always one of the best, just can’t believe the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with all your family. You were always a shining light and always will be. RIP Danica.”
Another said: “R.I.P Danica going to miss u so much ur the best friend anyone could ask for. Thinking of u and ur loved ones at this very sad time. G.B.N.F sleep tight. Xxxxx.”
Another girl wrote: “R.I.P Danica.. I can’t believe it.. Thinkin of your loved ones at this sad time.. We lost a friend but gained an angel ❤ sleep tight xxx.”
Another wrote: “The world is now a darker place without the beautiful light of such a kind soul.you will be sorely missed,and remembered every day ❤.”
Danica is the daughter of Damian and Siobhan, sister of Matthew and Ethan, granddaughter of Mary and Eugene Reilly, of Newtownhamilton, and of Peggy Nugent, Dundrum.
Funeral arrangements are being undertaken by Mones and details will follow.
To the family and wider family circle deepest sympathy is extended.
The collision occurred on the Newry Road shortly before 3.30am.
A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a number of motoring offences and is currently in custody assisting police with their enquiries.