02/11/2006

Road crash victims named

Police have released the name of the one-year-old baby girl who died following a road traffic collision in County Tyrone yesterday morning.

Rebecca Emilie Gault, from Castleview Park in Newtownstewart, was fatally injured during the crash between her mother's car and a van on the Deerpark Road in the town.

Both mother and baby were taken to hospital, however the child was later pronounced dead.

In a separate incident in County Antrim, a 37-year-old woman lost her life following a collision between her car and another vehicle.

Tanya Lapworth from the Demesne area of Ballymena, died during the collision which happened on the Whiteside Road between Randalstown and Portglenone on Tuesday.

An 18-year-old girl who was travelling in the front seat of the same car remains in a critical condition in hospital.

The 61-year-old male driver of the second vehicle was treated in hospital, but later released.

(EF)


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