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Funeral for Co Tyrone man David Ballantine (35) killed in quad bike crash

David Ballantine was airlifted to from the scene of the crash on Gorticashel Road near Greencastle in mid-Tyrone. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin

A 35-year-old man who died after a quad bike collision close to his parents' farm in Co Tyrone will be buried after a private family service at his home this afternoon.

David Ballantine died in Derry's Altnagelvin Hospital on Sunday after the being airlifted from the scene of the crash on Gorticashel Road near Greencastle.

It is understood the vehicle collided with a stone bridge at around 7.30pm.

Friends and neighbours attended a socially-distanced wake at his home on Liggins Road, Glenhull yesterday, having been asked to "adhere to government regulations and keep a safe distance".

The funeral service today will be followed by interment in Greenan Parish Church Graveyard, "an opportunity for friends and neighbour's show their support to the family and pay their respects", Robert Armstrong & Son Funeral Directors said.

Mr Ballantine is survived by his wife Diane, parents Willie and Betty, siblings Nigel and Claire, grandmother Florence and four stepchildren.

His family have asked that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance.

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