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82-year-old dies following crash involving tractor

An 82-year-old man has died following a crash in Co Derry.

The 3-vehicle collision, which involved a tractor, occurred on the Desertmartin Road in Moneymore on Tuesday, December 14th, 2021.

Co Derry crash

In a statement, Sergeant Amanda McIvor of the PSNI said:

“Shortly before 8.20 pm, it was reported that a New Holland tractor, a Volkswagen Jetta and a Volkswagen Tiguan were involved in the incident on the Desertmartin Road,” said.

“An 82-year-old man was taken to hospital but, sadly, later died as a result of his injuries.

“Another man, aged in his 30s, was also taken to hospital following the incident.

“We are appealing to anyone who was travelling in the area around this time and who witnessed the collision, or who may have captured dashcam footage, to contact us on 101. Please quote reference 1652 14/12/21,” McIvor concluded.

Teens arrested after stolen tractor involved in ‘several’ hit-and-runs

Meanwhile, the PSNI arrested three teenagers in Armagh in connection with the theft of a tractor on Tuesday morning (December 14th, 2021).

Officers recovered the agricultural vehicle, which was reported as missing to Monaghan Gardaí and involved in “several” hit and run collisions.

The three males are 16,18, and 19 years of age.

In a statement, Sergeant McGuigan of the PSNI said:

“It is believed the tractor was involved in several hit-and-run collisions before ending up in Armagh. It’s here, on the Tivnacree Road, that officers detained three males.”

“The three were arrested on suspicion of offences including driving while unfit through drink and drugs, and dangerous driving.”

“All three remain in custody at this time,” he added.

Confirming the news to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“An Garda Síochána is investigating the unauthorised taking of a tractor in Clontibret, Co Monaghan in the early hours of this morning, December 14th, 2021.”

“Gardaí responded to this report in two patrol vehicles. These patrol vehicles had to take evasive action to avoid a collision with the tractor.”

“No one was injured, and no vehicles were impacted in this jurisdiction. The PSNI subsequently arrested three individuals in connection with this matter in Co Armagh,” the spokesperson concluded.

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