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Man accused of causing deaths of Portadown couple released on bail

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A man accused of causing the deaths of an elderly Portadown couple in a crash earlier this month is currently on police bail.

The 54-year-old was arrested at the scene following the fatal collision on the Northway on Sunday, August 4.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Police can confirm that 74-year-old John McKee sadly passed away in hospital, on Monday, August 12, due to injuries sustained in a road traffic collision on the Northway in Portadown on Sunday, August 4.

“John’s wife, Sylvia McKee, aged 72, died at the scene of the collision on Sunday. Mr and Mrs McKee were from the Portadown area.

“A 54-year-old man arrested at the scene is currently on police bail pending further inquiries whilst the investigation into the collision continues.

“Witnesses or anyone who may have captured dashcam footage of the collision is asked to contact officers at the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.”

The couple had a joint funeral service today at Seagoe Parish Church.

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