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Crash victim just wed

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Crash victim just wed thumbnailAmanda Kelly

THE community of Clogher has rallied behind the family of a young mother who died in a crash on Friday morning, just months after her wedding.

Amanda Kelly's BMW collided with a lorry between Fivemiletown and Clogher in the early hours of Friday morning (9th June).

Hundreds stood in silence on Friday night as a lone piper played a lament for Mrs Kelly, aged 25, when Cavanaleck Pipe band halted their annual parade through the town where she had worked.

Speaking after he visited the close-knit family over the weekend, the Rev Canon Kyle Hanlon said it was a tragedy which had shocked the entire community.

"It is absolutely devastating to lose a young person with her life ahead of her," he said.

"It is clear from the many friends and relatives of Amanda that I have been speaking to, that she was a beautiful person.

"She was someone who had shown so much love, kindness and compassion during her life.

"This is a very difficult time for her family, she was just married at the end of last year and she has a very young son. The many friends who have been calling, to show their support, shows how much people thought of Amanda."

Rev Hanlon also extended his condolences to Amanda's husband Emmett, son Jack, parents Andrew and Wendy Little, sister Nicole and brothers Aaron, James and Alex.

Amanda worked in Scott's Bakery in Fivemiletown and was a former pupil of Fivemiletown College.

The Police who closed the Ballagh Road for a period after the crash, urged witnesses to come forward.

Inspector Keith Hicks said: "We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed this collision or who was travelling on the Ballagh Road this morning and who may be able to assist the investigation.

"Officers can be contacted by calling 101, quoting reference number 139 09/06/17."

Meanwhile, there was also a serious one vehicle collision on the Red Lion Road near Loughgall on Sunday afternoon.

The driver of the vehicle and a passenger were both injured and taken to hospital.

At the time of going to Press, one person has been discharged while the other remains in hospital, but is said to be in a stable condition.

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