Co Fermanagh crash victim "always had a smile on his face"

A MAN who died in a car accident in Co Fermanagh has been described as "well liked in the community, which is in great shock".

John Forsythe, who was 51, was killed in a collision between a car and a van on the Manoo Road in Kesh at about 6pm on Wednesday evening.

A woman was also injured in the accident. She is described as being in a stable condition in hospital.

It is understood that Mr Forsythe, originally from Castlederg in Co Tyrone, worked in the family food business.

Mr Forsythe, who is survived by his wife and young child, is also believed to have had two adult children from a previous relationship.

Ulster Unionist councillor for Kesh, Rosemary Barton, said that the community was in "great shock" at the news.

"I would like to extend my condolences to the family circle. He was very well-liked in the community, which is in great shock. He was a man that always had a smile on his face."

Her party colleague, councillor Raymond Farrell, also expressed his condolences describing the collision as "a terrible tragedy."

Ms Barton said that Transport NI had carried out a series of improvement works on the Manoo Road, where there have been several fatalities in recent years.

The UUP councillor said: "I would also appeal to motorists to exercise caution during this time of year with extra cars on the road."

Police have appealed to anyone with information about the crash to get in contact.