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Pair Sentenced Over Newry Man’s Death

A man and woman in their 30s have been sentenced for causing the death of a Newry, County Down, man in a crash on the A1 dual carriageway in May 2018.

Karl Heaney, 27, was driving from Newry towards Belfast when he encountered two cars driving on the wrong side of the road near Banbridge.

He managed to avoid the first car, but was struck by the second.

Two people were sentenced to 80 hours of community service and two year driving bans on Monday.

Donald Hughes, 35, of Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn, and Shelagh McMahon, 33, of Ardcollum Avenue, Dublin, were convicted of causing Mr Heaney’s death by careless driving.

More as the story develops.

ENDS

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