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Police confirm 44-year-old crash victim was from local area

Police have confirmed the death of a 44-year-old man following a single-vehicle road collision in Loughgall this morning (Friday).

Sergeant Nick Browne said: “The collision, involving a motorcycle, occurred at around 10.25am at the junction of the Lissheffield Road and Red Lion Road in Loughgall.

“The 44-year-old male driver of the bike, who was from the local area, died as a result of his injuries sustained in the collision.

“The Lissheffield Road and Red Lion Road in Loughgall were closed for a period, but have now re-opened.

“I am appealing to anyone was travelling on the Lissheffield Road at its junction with Red Lion Road around this time, or drivers who have a dash cam fitted to their vehicle to check their footage, to contact police in Lurgan on the non emergency number 101, quoting reference number 365 of 09/03/18.”

It is understood the man left the road and crashed into a nearby wall.

Local DUP MLA William Irwin has expressed his sadness at the news.

“I am absolutely shocked to learn of this horrific accident in our locality this morning,” he said.

“It’s another sad death on our roads and my thoughts and prayers go out to the man’s family at this truly tragic time.”

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