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Crash claims life of a ‘well respected Christian man’

Police investigate at the scene of the accident at Madden Road, Tandragee. INPT49-132gc

Police investigate at the scene of the accident at Madden Road, Tandragee. INPT49-132gc

The man killed in a three vehicle collision near Tandragee has been named locally as 66-year-old Jim Black.

Mr Black, a well known glazier from the Markethill Road, had gone to Gilford for a message on Wednesday when the crash happened.

He was driving a car on the Madden Road in Tandragee when the accident took place. A lorry was also involved in the collision.

Married with two sons, Mr Black’s wife died just two years ago.

Armagh Lord Mayor Robert Turner paid tribute to Mr Black who he described as a “well respected Christian man”.

“He has been living in Tandragee for years and my sympathies go out to his family who have suffered a terrible loss so close to Christmas,” said the Lord Mayor.

Independent Cllr Paul Berry said, “It was with great shock and sadness when I learned of the tragic death of Mr Black. “I would pass on the community’s thoughts and prayers to the family at this very sad time especially so close to the Christmas season. The local community is greatly shocked at this tragic accident and fatality.”

Tandragee DUP Councillor Gareth Wilson said, “It is tragic that another death has occurred on our roads and another family has been plunged into grief.

“I know colleagues have used his services as a glazier in the past and he was well respected and will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this terrible time.”

 

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