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Teenage boy dies in early morning Portadown collision

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A teenage boy has died following a single-vehicle road traffic collision on the Moy Road in Portadown this morning (Sunday).

The PSNI confirmed that the young man was a pedestrian.

A spokesperson from the Collision Investigation Unit said: “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.

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

“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.”

Speaking following the tragic news, Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart said: “My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the young man. What a tragedy. A young life lost in its prime.

“I would encourage anyone with any information please come forward to the PSNI.

“Our sincere thanks go to the emergency services who responded to this incident. A family has been plunged into grief and they are foremost in our thoughts for the difficult days ahead.”

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