Northern Ireland

Pedestrian who was six months pregnant killed in Co Fermanagh crash

Valeria Amorim was 28 and from the Belleek area
Valeria Amorim was 28 and from the Belleek area

A 28-year-old pedestrian who was six months pregnant has died following a crash in Co Fermanagh.

Police said Valeria Amorim, who was from the Belleek area, died at the scene of the collision on Monday.

A PSNI spokeswoman said: “At approximately 8pm police received a report of a road traffic collision involving a car and three pedestrians.

“Sadly Valeria, who was six months pregnant, died at the scene.

“Two other people were tended to by colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.”

A woman, aged in her 30s, was arrested at the scene and remains in police custody.

“Following the tragic death of Valeria and her unborn child, the Police Service’s Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for information and witnesses,” the spokeswoman added.

“Anyone with any dash-cam or other footage that could assist with the investigation is asked to contact detectives from the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting reference 1723 of 19/02/24.”

Sinn Féin MLA Gemme Dolan wrote on social media: “Tragic news coming from Belleek following the accident last night.

“My thoughts are with the family and friends suffering heartbreak.”

DUP MLA Deborah Erskine also said: “So sad to hear of the loss of someone on our roads last night.

“My heart goes out to the family & friends of a pedestrian who died after a collision in Belleek.

“The community will be shocked & saddened by the news.

“I pay tribute to all those who attended the scene.”