Update: Four people from Mid Ulster killed on roads in devastating weekend

The scene at Tulloyhogue, outside Cookstown where a 23 year old woman lost her life.
The scene at Tulloyhogue, outside Cookstown where a 23 year old woman lost her life.

The number of people from Mid Ulster killed in road accidents over the weekend has risen to four.

As well, as the two women Jayne Burnside [23] and Bernie McNicholl who was in her fifties, it has emerged that the crash victim in Strabane was Sean McElwee from Cookstown, while a lorry driver killed on the M1 near Drogheda was Richard Patterson originally from Stewartstown.

Road Traffic Collision - Moneymore Road - Cookstown

Road Traffic Collision - Moneymore Road - Cookstown

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after Sean McElwee was killed.

He died after a car and a lorry were involved in a collision on the Melmount Road near Strabane at around 10pm on Saturday.

Video: Flowers mark scene of second road tragedy in Cookstown
In a statement, the Fr Rock’s GAA club where he was the groundsman, paid tribute to him.

“His devotion to the club was evident in the meticulous way he went about looking after everything at the club grounds - all done without fuss and in a most unassuming manner.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Francie and the McElwee family at this most difficult time

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Francie and the McElwee family at this most difficult time.”

Richard Patterson was killed on the southbound lane of the M1 near Drogheda on Thursday, when his lorry overturned in a crash with a van.

He had been living in Castlerock in Co Derry.