Friday 21 October 2016

'Thank you for the laughs' - Tributes paid to young woman (23) killed in car crash

Published 14/10/2016 | 20:07

Caoimhe O'Brien
Caoimhe O'Brien

Tributes have been paid to the young woman killed in a road crash in Co Tyrone.

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Caoimhe O'Brien, was killed when her blue Ford Focus crashed on the Victoria Road just before midnight on Thursday.

She was 23-year-old from the Newtownstewart area and a care worker.

MLA Daniel McCrossan said: "This morning we awake to the tragic news of yet another young life lost on our roads.

"My sincere thoughts and deepest prayers are with Caoimhe's parents, siblings, wider family, friends and local community on this sad morning.

"May she rest in peace."

Posting on Facebook, friends paid their respects.

One said: "Can’t believe what am waking up too hear one of my friends has just passed away Caoimhe O’Brien. You were the nicest person I’ve ever met we had the best of memories together [sic].”

"Sleep Tight Princess," said another.

"Thank you for the laughs, you crazy girl," said one of her friends.

The road was closed for a period and has since reopened.

PSNI Sergeant Lawrence Speer said: "I would ask anyone who noticed the blue Ford Focus in the area late last night to contact Strabane Police Station or the Collision Investigation Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1427 of 13/10/16."

Belfast Telegraph

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