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Fatal car crash victim lay dead in his vehicle on busy road for days

Police are investigating the circumstances of the fatal car crash in Co Fermanagh
Seanín Graham

THE body of a man who died in a car crash on one of Northern Ireland's busiest roads lay undiscovered for days in his vehicle.

Gary Douglas (44) was found dead in his SUV on Tuesday after a member of the public spotted the Renault Kadjar lying at the bottom of an embankment off the Belfast Road outside Enniskillen.

Police had received a missing person report regarding Mr Douglas, who was originally from Liverpool but living in the Lisbellaw area of Co Fermanagh, on Monday.

The last known sighting of him was last Thursday.

It is understood the location where the vehicle was found was not clearly visible from the road.

SDLP councillor Mary Garrity, last night described the incident as "unfathomable" given the volume of traffic on the road.

"I can't fathom how no-one would have noticed a vehicle that was there for so many days as this is a hugely well-travelled road. You would have thought someone would have it reported it sooner," said the Fermanagh representative.

PSNI inspector Paula Johnston appealed for information.

"Our enquiries would suggest the collision occurred sometime between Thursday February 1 and Tuesday February 6, and we would like to hear from anyone who was travelling on the Belfast Road at any time over those days," she said.

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