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Man charged with causing father's death by dangerous driving

The scene of the fatal crash on the A4 near Dungannon on June 25, 2014
Staff Reporter

A CO Tyrone man has appeared in court charged with causing his father's death by dangerous driving.

Paul Alexander Brady is accused of causing the death of Phelim Brady (69) in a crash involving their tractor and a lorry on the A4 dual carriageway near Dungannon.

The 45-year-old, of Minterburn Road in Caledon, is also accused of causing death by driving while disqualified and without insurance.

The lorry driver - William Mark Murphy (51) of Prospect Road in Ballyward, Co Down - is also charged with causing Mr Brady's death by dangerous driving.

Both men appeared at Dungannon Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

The charges arose after a tractor driven by Paul Brady was in collision with the lorry on June 25 2014.

His father, who was also travelling in the tractor, died at the scene.

District Judge John Meehan said he was satisfied there was sufficient evidence to return the case to Dungannon Crown Court for trial.

Neither man made any reply in answer to the charges.

The judge released both defendants on bail of £200 and ordered them to appear again on February 18.

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