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TRAGIC | Six-year-old boy passes away after collision

A six-year-old boy has sadly passed away following a one-vehicle collision at the Castledawson Road roundabout in Magherafelt.


Ethan Michael McCourt from the Bellaghy area died in hospital as a result of his injuries following the collision that occurred on Monday, 20th June shortly after 7.45am.


The driver of the vehicle remains in hospital at present.


Sergeant Green said:

“The collision involved a black Mercedes which collided with the roundabout.


“A full investigation is currently underway and anyone who witnessed the collision or who has dash-cam footage, is asked to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting reference number 324 of 20/06/22.”

A post on social media by Bellaghy Chapel stated:

“Ethan Michael McCourt aged 6 (Bellaghy/Toomebridge) 25th June 2022.

“Ethan Michael, aged 6 years, beloved son of Oonagh and Declan, loving grandson of Bernard and Margaret McKenna and Mary and the late Mick McCourt (Slatequarry), nephew of Patrick, Bernard, Michael, John, Stephen, Paul, Eileen (Devlin) and Siobhan (Koumparos).

“Funeral from his home, 1 Glovers Lane, Gloverstown Road, on Tuesday 28th June at 10.00am for 11.00am Mass of the Angels in Church of St. Mary Bellaghy, via webcam at Webcam – Bellaghy-Ballyscullion Parish ( interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

“Angel of God, my guardian dear, To whom God’s love commits me here, Ever this day, be at my side, To light, to guard, to rule, and guide. Amen.

“Deeply regretted by his sorrowing mother, father, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and extended family circle.

“Ethan’s wake will commence at 12.00 noon Sunday.”


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