Police are investigating a fatal road collision on the outskirts of Portadown this afternoon (Wednesday).
An elderly tragically passed away following the single-vehicle crash on the Derrycoose Road in Annaghmore.
Deputy Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council said it was very sad news for this man’s family so close to Christmas. “My sincere condolences to this man’s family at this very sad time,” he said.
DUP MLA Jonathan Buckley described the elderly man as a highly respected member of the Portadown community.
He said: “I am shocked and saddened at this time of the year that there is another death on our roads.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family circle.
“This is heartbreaking news at any time but especially at the mouth of Christmas when there will be an empty seat at the dinner table.”
Inspector Leslie Badger said: “Police are currently investigating a fatal road traffic collision at Derrycoose Road, Annaghmore, Portadown.
“The road is closed until further notice. Please use alternative routes and avoid the area.”
The road has been closed between the Blackisland Road and Annaghmore Road and Teagy Road junction.
Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this tragic time.
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