Waringstown mum of two dies in crash

Margaret McVeigh in 2007 receiving an award as SuperValu manager.
Margaret McVeigh in 2007 receiving an award as SuperValu manager.

A 45-year-old mother of two who lived in Waringstown has died as a result of a road accident in County Fermanagh.

Margaret McVeigh was killed in a one vehicle crash on the Boa Island Road on Sunday, December 28.

Ms McVeigh, who lived alone in Waringstown was a former manager of Morrow’s SuperValu in Flush Place in the town.

She left the role in 2008 to pursue a career with parent company the Musgrave group.

Requiem Mass was held in St Colman’s Church, Lambeg last Wednesday. Her funeral was in Roselawn Crematorium on Saturday. She was the mother of Sean and Tony.

Driving conditions across the county were hazardous with ice lingering throughout the day.

Ms McVeigh died after the red Vauxhall Vectra she was driving came off the road at a left-hand turn between Belleek and Kesh before 2pm on Sunday.

It’s understood the car travelled some distance and dropped down a verge after breaking through a fence.

SDLP councillor from the area John Coyle said that the crash took place on a stretch of road that had been resurfaced by Roads Service roughly four weeks ago. He commented: “There seemed to be no skidding, it’s strange – it’s a freak accident and I don’t know what happened. I don’t think it was the road.”

Offering his condolences to the deceased and her friends and relatives, the councillor thanked the locals who had attempted to help.