Funeral of Cookstown collision victim due to take place on Wednesday

The scene of the road collision in Cookstown
The scene of the road collision in Cookstown

The funeral of the 26-year-old Tyrone man who died in a road traffic collision in Cookstown in the early hours of Sunday morning, is expected to take place on Wednesday.

Stephen Wilkinson died at Chapel Street after being involved in a collision with a Ford Focus shortly before 3.30am.
His funeral will leave his home at Mullinahoe Road to the Church of The Blessed Sacrament Mullinahoe for 11am Requiem Mass, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.
The 26-year-old male driver of the car has been arrested and is currently in police custody.
Inspector McAdam is appealing for anyone who was in Chapel Street early this morning and who witnessed the collision to contact local officers in Cookstown or the Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting reference number 358 of 01/10/17.
Ardboe O'Donovan Rossa GAA Club said in a Facebook post that the entire community are deeply saddened to hear of Stephen's untimely death.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with his parents, Christopher and Sharon, and younger brother, Ryan, at this extremely difficult time. We also extend our prayers to his large circle of family and friends."
Cookstown Ulster Unionist Councillor Trevor Wilson extended his condolences to the family. “My thoughts and prayers are with the Wilkinson family at this desperately sad time and my deepest sympathies are with the family and his friends,” he said.

Chapel Street where the collision occurred in the early hours of Sunday

Chapel Street where the collision occurred in the early hours of Sunday