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Tributes to 27-year-old local man killed in Sydney road accident

A 27-year-old Moy man has died following a two-vehicle road traffic collision in Sydney, Australia.

Ryan Nugent was a passenger in a BMW which crashed into the back of a lorry in Botany, south of the city just before midnight on Thursday.

The former Integrated College Dungannon student tragically died on impact.

Police confirmed the lorry had been stationary at a red light when the incident happened.

The driver, also 27, was trapped for 40 minutes and was later taken to hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

The lorry driver was uninjured.

“This is a very challenging situation for that truck driver, he would have got out of that vehicle and seen these events unfolding and quite likely a very life-changing experience,” said New South Wales police inspector Brooks.

Police also said the BMW hit another car moments earlier.

Tributes have been paid to Mr Nugent with one friend describing him as “the happiest man alive”.

It read: “There will never ever be another lad like him. The happiest man alive. Loved everyone with the best vibes. My heart is broke. May God rest his soul.”

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