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Rugby club tribute as teenager who died in tragic Portadown collision named locally

Glen Montgomery - described as a treasured son and cherished brother - is remembered at the Portadown club as a 'brilliant young player and friend'

Glen Montgomery

The teenage boy who died in a road traffic collision at Portadown early this morning has been named locally.

He was Glen Montgomery, of Richmount Road.

Police received a report shortly before 4.20am on Sunday morning, April 16, that a pedestrian had been involved in a collision with a silver Skoda Superb at Moy Road.

Officers, along with other emergency services attended and provided medical assistance, but the teenage boy sadly passed away at the scene.

According to a death notice from Milne Funeral Services, Glen was a treasured son of Alana and Hugh, cherished brother of Danny, Millie-Jane and Matthew, also a beloved grandson of Janice and David, Glen and Betty.

Funeral arrangements have yet to be finalised.

Among the early tributes is one from Portadown Rugby Football Club, of which he was a member.

The club, via social media, described Glen as a “brilliant young player and friend”.

And it added: “Glen played rugby at Portadown from a very young age, starting with minis then moving onto our age grade setup. Most recently playing with our U18s. Growing up and going to school in Portadown he was a friend of many at the club.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Alana, Hugh, Danny, Millie-Jane, Matthew and the rest of the family at this difficult time.”

City of Armagh RFC also paid tribute to a past member.

“Glen played in our U18s this season and was a very popular young man and excellent rugby player. He scored a fantastic try in his last game in this year’s Nutty Krust tournament. There is no doubt he was destined to become a senior player. His U18 teammates are deeply saddened and shocked.

“Glen went to schools in Portadown, played most of his rugby at Portadown and anyone that came across him from both clubs (especially within the U18 age group) found him an amazing young man. He was very popular especially amongst his teenage peers.”

Police are investigating the tragic collision.

A spokesperson said: “Our investigation is underway and we are appealing to anyone who was travelling in the Moy Road area around 4am or anyone who has dash-cam footage, to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101, and quote reference number 412 of 16/04/23.”

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