A family is mourning the loss of a recent Queen’s University graduate, who was killed in a single car crash at approximately 3:30 a.m. today, reported the Irish Mirror. Danica Nugent, of Tassagh, Co Armagh, was in her early 20s when she was travelling on Newry Road in Crossmaglen and crashed her vehicle.
The blue vehicle Nugent was driving turned over on its roof and landed next to a bridge. When a local medical team made it to the deadly crash, it was so severe that Newry Road had to remain closed throughout the day. Details on what caused the fatal crash has been withheld as an investigation is underway.
Tributes paid to ‘beautiful’ Danica Nugent killed in crash http://t.co/zAT6C1otPd pic.twitter.com/CcjfgEe5QP
— Armagh I (@ArmaghI) September 6, 2015
However, police officials have arrested a 25-year-old, who has not been named, for motoring offences that may have led up to the fatal crash. Sources say the man is being cooperative while he is under investigation, reported Belfast Live.
After learning of the former Ulster Wildlife worker’s, who studied land use and environment management at the university, fatal car crash, SDLP councilor Sharon Haughey tweeted: “Totally devastated for the Nugent family and all of Danica’s loved ones and friends. There are no words, but God must have another plan for her as an angel. May she rest in peace.”
Nugent’s friends and family were deeply sadden by the sudden tragedy that some turned to Facebook, leaving countless heart wrenching messages on Nugent’s page. One user wrote: “Such tragic news Danica, you’re such a beautiful person and always so bubbly. You’re going to be missed by so many people. I’m happy to have known you and worked aside you. I miss them Sundays listening to your randomness. Rest in peace beautiful girl.”
Another Facebook user wrote: “You were always one of the best, just can’t believe the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with all your family. You were always a shining light and always will be. RIP Danica,” and another added, “RIP Danica going to miss you so much – you’re the best friend anyone could ask for.”
A spokesman released a statement about the incident, saying “Anyone who was travelling on the Newry Road and who witnessed the collision is asked to contact local police in Newry or the Collision Investigation Unit on the non-emergency number 101.”
The investigation in the single car crash that took the life of Danica Nugent, who graduated from college earlier this year, is currently under investigation.
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