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Woman dies and husband injured in Strabane crash with lorry

A WOMAN has died in a crash involving a lorry and a car in Strabane, Co Tyrone.

The collision happened at around 10.30 last night on the Urney Road at the junction with Great Northern Link 

Police confirmed 69-year-old Margaret McLaughlin, who was a front seat passenger in the car, died in hospital from injuries she sustained.

PSNI Inspector Ray Wilson said: “Her husband, who was driving, remains in hospital. He is in a stable condition with injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening at this time.”

SDLP West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan was at the scene last night.

He said: “I know the McLaughlin family well and I know that Margaret was a true lady who was well known in the area. She always offered people a friendly ‘hello’ when she was out and about the town.

“I wish Margaret’s husband Pat, who was also involved in the collision late last night, a speedy recovery from his injuries.

“My deepest thoughts and prayers will be with her husband Pat, their son Aidan and daughters Bronagh, Julie and Laura at this very sad, difficult and truly heart-breaking time. Sometimes there are just no words. May Margaret rest in peace.”

The Great Northern Link remains closed from the junction with Bradley Way to the junction with the Melmount Road. The Urney Road is closed from the junction with Melmount Road to the junction with the Castletown Road.

Police have appealed for information.

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Witness appeal after HGV struck pedestrian on Lan…

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision on Lanark Road near to Baberton Crescent which happened around 2.50pm yesterday when a HGV struck a pedestrian.

A 74-year-old man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where his condition is currently described as critical.

The road was closed for around four and half hours while collision investigations took place at the scene.

Sergeant Kosmas Papakyriakou from the Road Policing Unit at Fettes said:

“We believe that there was a number of people in the area at the time and we’re appealing for them to get in touch with us.

“Likewise, I would urge anyone who was on Lanark Road or near Baberton Crescent yesterday morning, and may have witnesses the accident, to contact us immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Sheriff’s looking for driver of truck

Naples, ME (NEWS CENTER) — The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help to find the driver of a 1999 white Dodge Ram pickup truck with a dark colored hood and loud exhaust. 

A deputy tried to pull the driver over Monday night, around 11:30 p.m. for driving erratically on Casco Road in Naples. The driver wouldn’t stop, so the deputy took off after them.

Officials say the driver was, at times, speeding at over 100 mph. The chase ended when the suspect drove off the road and into the woods. The truck has been found, now the Sheriff’s Department wants to know who the driver was.

Anyone with information on who might have been driving this truck at the time is asked to call. 

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