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Loving grandmother second victim of Tyrone Boxing Day collision to be named locally


The second of three people who died in the collision between Dungannon and Cookstown on Boxing Day has been named locally.

She was Jennifer Elizabeth Acheson, who lived at Tullylagan Road, Sandholes, near to Cookstown.

Mrs Acheson had been in one of two cars involved in the collision on Monday afternoon.

The wife of the late Walter Acheson, she was mother to five – Terry, James, Tracey, Wayne and Michael.

She was also a dearly loved mother-in-law, grandmother and sister, with former Strangford Ulster Unionist MP and Armagh native John Taylor – now Lord Kilclooney – among her siblings.

Mrs Acheson was one of two women who died.

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The deceased – aged in their 80s and 50s – were among the three victims of a crash which also left a woman in her 20s and four children injured.

Patrick Rogers, from Cookstown, had been the driver of one of the two cars.

The third of the three to lose their lives has yet to be confirmed.

Funeral arrangements for Mrs Acheson will be made available later.

A death notice said she will be “sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all the family circle”.

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