Northern Ireland

Woman dies as lorry and car collide in Strabane

Scene of fatal crash in Strabane Image copyright Daniel McCrossan MLA
Image caption The roads around the collision were closed during the police investigation

A woman has died following a collision between a car and a lorry in Strabane.

Margaret McLaughlin, who was a front seat passenger in the car, died in hospital from injuries she sustained in the crash which occurred at about 22:30 BST on Monday.

The 69-year-old's husband, who was driving the car, remains in hospital in a stable condition with injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.

A 20-year-old man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

In a tweet on Tuesday night, PSNI Strabane said he was due to appear at Dungannon Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

He has also been charged with having no driving licence and using a car without insurance.

The collision happened at the junction between the Urney Road and Great Northern Link - referred to locally as the Strabane bypass.

SDLP MLA Daniel McCrossan said that Mrs McLaughlin, who was from the Strabane area, "was very well known and loved".