Woman dies as lorry and car collide in Strabane

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image copyrightDaniel McCrossan MLA
image captionThe 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".