Six-year-old boy dies following crash in Co Derry

A six-year-old boy has passed away following a one-vehicle crash in County Derry earlier this week.

Ethan Michael McCourt, from Bellaghy, died in hospital on Saturday as a result of his injuries following the collision that occurred on Monday, June 20 shortly after 7.45 am at the Castledawson roundabout in Magherafelt.

The driver of the vehicle, Ethan’s father Declan, remains in hospital at present.

Ethan, who was a pupil at St Mary’s PS, Bellaghy, will be laid to rest on Tuesday, June 28.

A Mass of the Angels will be held in St Mary’s Chapel, Bellaghy at 11 am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “The collision involved a black Mercedes which collided with the roundabout.

“A full investigation is currently underway and anyone who witnessed the collision or who has dash-cam footage, is asked to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting reference number 324 of 20/06/22.”

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