Three men in their 20s are killed after car smashes into a lorry

Three men in their 20s are killed after car smashes into a lorry

December 27, 2021

Three men in their 20s are killed and a fourth is rushed to hospital after car smashes into lorry in early hours

  • Crash took place at the Omagh road area of Garvaghy, County Tyrone today
  • Three men in their 20s died at the scene and a fourth is being treated in hospital 
  • Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill paid tribute following ‘heartbreaking news’

Three men in their 20s have died and a fourth was rushed to hospital after a car smashed into a lorry in Northern Ireland.  

The crash took place at around 1.50am on Monday at the Omagh road area of Garvaghy, County Tyrone, where three young men died at the scene.

A fourth man, who was also in his 20s, is being treated for serious injuries in hospital.

The Omagh road remains closed between the Curr Road and the Greenmount Road, with motorists advised to take alternative routes.

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill tweeted: ‘Heartbreaking news this morning that three young men have lost their lives in a fatal road collision in Garvaghy.

‘My thoughts and prayers are with their families, friends and local community.’

Pictured: The scene where three men have died following a two-vehicle crash in Co Tyrone

Local SDLP MLA Daniel McCrossan called it ‘heartbreaking news’.

‘My thoughts are with the families and friends of these young victims whose lives have been cut short in such tragic circumstances.’

Stephen Donnelly, a local Alliance Party councillor, said the incident was ‘devastating’.

‘Three young lives lost and another seriously injured. Our thoughts as a community will be with all the families impacted.’

A Police Service of Northern Ireland spokesperson said: ‘Inquires are continuing and anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident or who has dashcam footage or any other information, should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 240 27/12/21.’

West Tyrone MP Orfhlaith Begley said: ‘I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the families of the three young men killed and the young man seriously injured.

‘The scale of this tragedy has stunned the entire community, but everyone will rally around to support all those affected in what will be difficult days ahead.

‘I wish to pay tribute to the emergency services for all their efforts at the scene.’

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