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Belfast man killed in Co Donegal road crash was a ‘great friend and neighbour'

Ciaran Parker died in a road crash in Donegal last week

A WEST Belfast man killed in a road crash in Co Donegal has been remembered as a "great friend and neighbour".

Ciaran Parker (34) from the Whiterock Road area died following a two-car collision in Letterkenny.

The crash, which involved a car and a lorry, happened on the main Letterkenny to Lifford near Raphoe road last Thursday.

Mr Parker was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital but later died. A teenage girl who was also in the car was taken to hospital while the lorry driver escaped uninjured.

He was the sixth person to die on the roads in Co Donegal in just over a week.

Mr Parker, a father-of-five, was originally from the Westrock area and well-known in the community.

In a tribute posted online, the Whiterock Westrock Historical and Cultural Society wrote of their sadness at his tragic death.

"It is with deep regret that Whiterock, Westrock Historical and Cultural Society has learnt of the passing of Ciaran," it said.

"He will be sadly missed by his friends in the, Whiterock, Westrock area. We have lost a great friend and neighbour.

"Sincere condolences at this sad time to the Parker Family."

Sinn Féin councillor Steven Corr also said that the thoughts of the community were with Mr Parker's family.

"It is very sad," he said.

"He was a well-known fella in the community, although he hasn't lived here for a while."

"The thoughts of the area are with his family."

Requiem Mass for Mr Parker will be celebrated on Tuesday at Corpus Christi Church at 10am followed by burial in Milltown Cemetery.

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