Woman, 81, killed in Magherafelt crash

Published Tuesday, 26 August 2014
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An 81-year-old pedestrian has been killed in a crash in Magherafelt.

Police said Rhoda Kearney was involved in a one-vehicle incident with a lorry in the Broad Street area of the Co Londonderry town on Tuesday afternoon.

Inspector Alan Hutton added: "Shortly after 12:10pm, it was reported a Volvo articulated lorry was involved in the incident."

Police have appealed for anyone with information in relation to the incident to contact them.

Broad Street in the town centre has reopened following the fatal crash.

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Chris in Belfast wrote (57 days ago):
Thoughts with the family at this very sad time. I travel up to Magherafelt every weekend and the fact this large town has no traffic lights whatsoever except for the pedestrian lights outside the high school is astounding. Something really needs to be done about this, it is the only large town in NI I can think of that doesn't have traffic lights. Why!
fred in South Londonderry wrote (58 days ago):
Thoughts also with the Volvo lorry driver. A terrible event to have to experience. Magherafelt Broad Street very busy stretch of road.
Scott Cameron in Castledawson wrote (58 days ago):
I work on Broad Street, such a terrible loss. You never know what's going to happen, death on the roads doesn't always involve speed. My thoughts go out to the family, awful tragedy
Jen in Magherafelt wrote (58 days ago):
Just took time ,very busy road such a sad thing to happen rip thoughs and with family and freinds at this sad time
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