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Two of Tyrone crash victims worked at same firm

(l-r) Nathan Corrigan, Peter McNamee and Peter Finnegan died in the crash in Co Tyrone  

AN engineering firm where two victims of Monday's road crash in Co Tyrone worked last night said it was "heartbroken" by the deaths of their colleagues.

Peter Finnegan and Nathan Corrigan both worked at OHM Engineering in Clogher.

Mr Finnegan, from Clogher, Mr Corrigan, from Garvaghy, and Peter (Petey) McNamee, from Sixmilecross, were all killed after their car was in collision with a lorry on the Omagh Road near Garvaghy, in the early hours of Monday.

All three men were in their early twenties.

A fourth man, who was also in the same car, remained in hospital last night.

In a statement OHM said it was "heartbroken" by the deaths of their colleagues.

"Peter and Nathan were not only co-workers but also team mates in OHM; friends who worked together and established a formidable team," the statement read.

"Two hard-working young men with very bright futures ahead that formed a huge part of the OHM family and they will both be sorely missed by all of us.

"From Peter’s unflappable nature to Nathan’s quick wit – it won’t be the same without you.

"Some truths in life are hard to accept, your memories will never be forgotten.

"The OHM team would like to send their condolences to the Finnegan and Corrigan families.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families at this very difficult time."

Dean Maguire College in Carrickmore has extended its sympathies to the family of past pupil Mr McNamee.

Mr McNamee's sister Aimee wrote on Facebook that her brother was "my shining star in the sky".

Funeral details for all three men have not yet been released.

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