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Tributes to co-Tyrone man Adam Wilson, who was killed in a car accident

A Northern Irish man killed in a crash at Co Louth was popular and had a wonderful personality, said a friend.

Mother Wilson (35) from Gortin in Co Tyrone was one of two people who were killed in the accident with three vehicles on the N33 Ardee Link Road on Tuesday morning.

Mr Wilson was in a car with his father Ivan when the collision occurred, just after 8 a.m. However, his father’s injuries have been described as not life threatening.

Mr. Wilson was a well-known and popular figure in the Gortin area where he and his father ran a very successful shooting business on the Beltrim Estate in Gortin.

Richard Houston, who owns the property, paid tribute to Mr. Wilson as a young man with a great personality.

He said, “I was deeply saddened to hear that Adam lost his life in such a terrible tragedy.

“He worked on Beltrim Estate and ran his own wildlife business, which he ran very successfully with his father Ivan.

“Together, he and his father worked to rebuild a sports estate in Gortin and business was very good for them.

“He was a great enthusiast and had a wonderful personality.

“He mixed well with everyone and was a natural gamekeeper – a very popular young man who always made you laugh when you met him.

“I would like to extend my condolences to all of Adam’s family at this very difficult time.”

Local UUP councilor Bert Wilson, who knows the family well, said everyone in the Gortin parish will be deeply saddened by Mr. Wilson’s death.

He said, “Adam comes from a family known and loved, so this terrible news will shock and sadden everyone.

“I know the ward will gather and do everything possible to support the family as best they can, and I know that, like me, they would like to express their deepest condolences to the Wilson family.

“Adam’s father was in the car with him when the tragedy occurred and our thoughts and prayers are with him for a speedy recovery, although thankfully Ivan’s injuries are not severe.”

The second fatality in the accident was Michael McMahon, 54, from Dundalk, while the driver of the third vehicle was taken to the Notre-Dame de Lourdes hospital in Drogheda, where he was treated for his injuries, which were also classified as non-life threatening.

Anyone who was on the M1 or Ardee Link Road in Richardstown on Tuesday morning and who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Drogheda Garda Station on 0035 341 9874200 or Garda Confidential on 1800 666 111 Line or contact another Garda Station.

The arrangements for Mr. Wilson’s funeral will be announced later.

Several people from Northern Ireland have been killed in street tragedies in recent days.

A seven-year-old girl was killed when she was hit by a car in West Belfast over the weekend.

Elsewhere, two teenage girls were injured when they were hit by a racing driver in Londonderry on Saturday night.

A 60-year-old motorcyclist who died in an accident in Moira over the weekend was named David Gerard Edwards.

Mr. Edwards of the Aghalee area was involved in a crash around 3:20 p.m. on Saturday.

It happened on Lany Road when his red Ducati collided with a yellow JCB telescopic handler.

And last Thursday, the musician Alisdair Wallace (63) died after a collision with two vehicles in Co Down.

The police are still asking for information on 101.

Belfast Telegraph


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