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Waringstown community 'devastated' by death of man struck by lorry

A man in his 60s died after being struck by a lorry in Waringstown.
Allan Preston

A community in Co Armagh has been left "devastated" after a man in his 60s was killed after being struck by a lorry.

Police confirmed that the incident happened in the Moss View area of Waringstown around 5.45pm on Thursday.

The DUP's MP for Upper Bann, Carla Lockhart, said: "Unfortunately our fears have been officially confirmed by the PSNI concerning the very tragic death in Waringstown last night. First and foremost my thoughts and prayed are with the deceased gentleman's family. Such a tragic accident and one that will be difficult to come to terms with."

She added: " I know too the community of Waringstown have been devastated with what unfolded last night.

"I would join with the PSNI and ask anyone who witnessed the accident to come forward and speak with them."

A PSNI spokesperson said investigating officers are asking witnesses or anyone who may have captured footage of the collision to get in touch by calling 101, quoting reference 1460 for November 24.

“Information can also be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/,” they added.

The incident means that 48 people have now died after collisions on Northern Ireland roads in 2022, eight more than by the same time last year.

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