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Teenager charged over hit-and-run death of Lesley-Ann McCarragher

John Monaghan
11 April, 2016 09:28

A TEENAGER has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following the death of Lesley-Ann McCarragher at the weekend.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named due to his age, also faces charges of driving without a licence or insurance, and failing to stop, report or remain at the scene of an accident.

Friends suggested Miss McCarragher (19), a student at Loughry College and former head girl of City of Armagh High School, was out running at the time of the collision.

She was struck by a car on the Monaghan Road, between Armagh city and Milford, at around 12.25pm on Saturday.

She was airlifted to Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital but died on Sunday morning.

In a moving note left at the scene, the teenager's devastated parents wrote: "Mummy and Daddy will always love you, our darling, beautiful, intelligent daughter.

"Always bubbly, a smile for everyone with those big beautiful brown eyes.

"Loved, cherished and will never be forgotten. Mummy and Daddy xo xo"

Police have appealed to anyone with information, in particular with details of a white Saab car, to contact officers on 101.

11 April, 2016 09:28 Northern Ireland news