Tyrone village in ‘shock’ over road accident fatality

Investigation ongoing with PSNI asking any witnesses to make contact

A Co Tyrone village has been left in shock over the death of a man in an overnight car crash.

Darren Canavan, 31, died following the single vehicle collision on the Kilmascally Road in Ardboe, police said.

“The collision occurred after a grey Mitsubishi Warrior car left the road shortly after 3am on Sunday morning,” a PSNI spokesman said.

“Darren was pronounced dead at the scene.

“An investigation into the collision is ongoing and officers would ask anyone who saw the Mitsubishi car travelling in the area before the collision or anyone with any information which could assist with their enquiries to contact them.”

SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone said the community is in shock over the death of the “local man”.

“This is a close knit area where people look out for one another,” he said.

“I know that local people will rally round the family and provide them the support they need as they come to terms with what has happened.

“My thoughts and sympathies are with the extended Canavan and McLernon families at this incredibly difficult time.”