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deeply regretted Two of three young men killed in horrific Tyrone crash to be laid to rest tomorrow

Peter Finnegan, from Clogher, will be buried following Requiem Mass in his home town while a service will also take place for Petey McNamee in Beragh

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Petey McNamee (centre) and Peter Finnegan (right) who were killed alongside Nathan  Corrigan (left) will be laid to rest on Saturday

Petey McNamee (centre) and Peter Finnegan (right) who were killed alongside Nathan Corrigan (left) will be laid to rest on Saturday

Petey McNamee (centre) and Peter Finnegan (right) who were killed alongside Nathan Corrigan (left) will be laid to rest on Saturday

Two of the three young men who died in the horrific road crash in Co Tyrone in the early hours of last Monday morning will both be laid to rest on Saturday. 

Peter Finnegan (21) and Petey McNamee (20) were both killed alongside Nathan Corrigan (20) while a fourth man was rushed to hospital with serious injuries following the accident at Garvaghey, near Ballygawley.

All three men who died were from well-known families in the Co Tyrone area.

Peter, from Clogher, will be buried following Requiem Mass in his home town while a service will also take place for Petey in Beragh on Saturday afternoon.

A death notice for Mr Finnegan said his funeral would take place from his home to St Patrick’s Church, Clogher, on Saturday for 12.30pm Requiem Mass, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

It said the family home was private to relatives and close friends only.

The notice said his death was, “deeply regretted by his loving mother, father, brothers, sisters, grandfather, aunts, uncles and entire family circle.”

Through Clogher Eire Ogs GAA club, the family of Mr Finnegan this week thanked the local community for their prayers and thoughts following the “untimely and tragic death of their beloved son and brother”.

A death notice for Mr McNamee said Requiem Mass would take place at 2.30pm on Saturday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Beragh, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

It said his death was “deeply regretted by his sorrowing father, mother, brother, sister, grandparent, uncles, aunts, cousins and large family circle.”

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Funeral details for Mr Corrigan are still to be confirmed.

The PSNI has issued a fresh appeal for information, with Sergeant Maguire saying: “At around 1.50am, it was reported that a car and a lorry were involved in a road traffic collision and tragically three men died at the scene.

"One man, aged in his 20s, remains in hospital.

“Our enquires are continuing and the Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident or who has dash-cam footage or any other information to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 240 27/12/21.”

The stretch of road where the three died is considered one of the most treacherous in Northern Ireland.

The parish priest in Beragh, Monsignor Colum Curry, who was one of the first people on the scene, said it was horrendous.

“I was called to the scene of the accident. It was horrendous, you can imagine the devastation. The car was on the roof and there was debris everywhere,” he said earlier this week.

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