Three people died in a car accident in Co Tyrone last night

Three people died in a car accident in Co Tyrone last night

A horrible road crash in Co Tyrone killed three people.

Four children and women also sustained injuries from the collision that happened in the Dungannon Road area near Cookstown at around 3:30 pm yesterday.

Police said that three people died in the two-car collision. The vehicle's driver, an elderly woman in her 80s and a male driver who is about 20 years old, as well as a 50-year-old woman who was seated in the other vehicle.

The two of the adults who died were travelling in one of the vehicles along with the four children. The third adult victim was in the second vehicle.

An emergency spokesperson for the ambulance service told the media that two rapid response paramedics and several other emergency crews were sent to the scene after receiving a 999 call.

"Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, four patients were taken to Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children and another patient was taken by ambulance to RVH," he said.

MLA for SDLP Patsy McGlone highlighted the shock and grief in the community towards this incident.

The Dungannon Road, between Killycolp Road and Sherrigrim Road, was closed yesterday when police began an investigation.