Funeral to be held for Cookstown woman Jayne Burnside killed in road accident

Jayne Burnside from the Cookstown area.

Jayne Burnside from the Cookstown area.

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A funeral service will be held today for the Cookstown woman killed in a road accident on Saturday morning.

Jayne Burnside who was 23-years-old died after she was struck by a car on the Gortagammon Road, Tullyhogue just before 1.00am.

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

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

She will be laid to rest in Donaghmore Upper Churchyard on Tuesday, after a funeral service in her home in Tullyhogue, Cookstown at 1pm.

It emerged that four people from Mid Ulster were killed in road accidents over the weekend.

Four people from Mid Ulster killed on roads in devastating weekend
As well, as the two women Jayne Burnside [23] and Bernie McNicholl who was in her fifties, it 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.

Man charged with causing death of Cookstown man Sean McElwee
A man has appeared in court over the death of Sean McElwee, charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

It has been another tragic weekend for families across Northern Ireland who have lost loved ones as a result of road traffic collisions

PSNI assistant Chief Constable Chirs Noble said he “can’t recall a week as bad as the one we’ve just seen in terms of road death numbers.”

He added: “Once again we are appealing to all road-users to take responsibility for making our highways a safer place.

“It has been another tragic weekend for families across Northern Ireland who have lost loved ones as a result of road traffic collisions.”

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