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Three people killed in tragic Boxing Day collision in Cookstown


Police have confirmed that a road traffic collision in Cookstown yesterday, Monday 26th December 2022, has resulted in three fatalities.


Chief Superintendent Gerard Pollock said:


"Officers, along with colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service attended a two-vehicle collision in the Dungannon Road area shortly after 3.30pm.



“The drivers of the vehicles, a woman in her 80s and a man in his 20s, tragically died as a result of the collision along with a woman in her 50s who was a passenger in one of the vehicles.




"Four children and a woman in her 20s were taken to hospital, where they remain.  


"The road remains closed.


"An investigation led by specialist investigators from the Collision Investigation Unit has been commenced and I am appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time who may have witnessed the collision or who has dash-cam footage or any other information to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 957 of 26/12/22. You can also report online at www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/”




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