Sinn Féin MP for Mid Ulster, Martin McGuinness has expressed his sympathy to the families of the two young people tragically killed in a car accident near Pomeroy.
Speaking today Mr McGuinesss said:
"I wish to express my deepest sympathy to both the Conway and O’Donnell families following the tragic loss of both Kevin Conway and Lisa O’Donnell, two young people with so much ahead of them.
“Their loss is undoubtedly a sad and tragic occasion but given its closeness to Christmas such a loss will be all the more sorrowful. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these two young people.
“I would urge people to take extra care on the roads over the coming weeks. Sadly we have seen too many deaths on our roads in recent weeks and we must do our utmost to ensure that care is taken on the roads in the Christmas period.”