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Police renew appeal over road death of Diarmuid McFall in Toome

Diarmuid McFall was knocked down and killed in Toome
Brendan Hughes

POLICE have renewed their appeal for information following the death of a 28-year-old man hit by a car in Co Antrim.

Diarmuid McFall, from Toome, died after being struck by a car close to a petrol station on Moneynick Road in the village at around 8.20pm on St Patrick's night.

His Requiem Mass will be held today at 11am at the Church of St Oliver Plunkett, with burial afterwards in the cemetery at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Moneyglass.

Police inspector Julian Buchanan urged any witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage to contact them.

Mr McFall's death is among seven people from the north who have died in six separate incidents on Ireland's roads in just five days.

Last Thursday Jennifer Kane, from Dervock and aged in her fifties, died after a one-vehicle collision on Moycraig Road, Ballymoney.

Jennifer Kane died in a crash on Moycraig Road, Ballymoney

On the same day, pedestrian Robert Miller (85) was knocked down by a car at Crescent Link, Derry, and died in hospital on Friday.

On Saturday, Ricky Swann (27), from Larne, died after his car was in a crash with a stationary lorry on the Belfast-bound A8 dual carriageway near Ballynure, Co Antrim.

Father-of-two Hamza Can, originally from Turkey, also died on Saturday after the car he was driving left the carriageway at Ballyhill Road near Nutts Corner.

In the early hours of Monday, friends Shane McAnallen and Martin Patterson, aged in their twenties, were killed in a car crash outside Carlingford in Co Louth.

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