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Motorcyclist killed in two-vehicle collision near Fivemiletown

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Police have confirmed a man has died following a two vehicle collision near Fivemiletown on Thursday evening.

The motorcyclist tragically passed away at the scene on the Belfast Road, between Brookeborough and Fivemiletown.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “The collision, involving a black ZNEN motorbike and a silver-coloured Volkswagen Polo, was reported to police just after 6pm.

“Police and other emergency services attended the scene. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Police are appealing to anyone who was on the Belfast Road around this time, and who witnessed the collision, or who captured what occurred on their dash cam, to call 101 and quote reference number 1559 of 16/12/20.

“The Belfast Road, between Fivemiletown and Brookeborough, was closed for a time, but it has since re-opened.”

Commenting on the collision First Minister Arlene Foster said: “Heartbreaking news from my neighbourhood this evening.

“Our prayers are with this young man’s family who have been plunged into unimaginable grief. Please remember them.”

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