Cathal McCrory, 18 year-old killed in car accident in County down

Cathal McCrory, 18 year-old killed in car accident
Cathal McCrory, 18 year-old killed in car accident


County Down is mourning the loss of Cathal Mccrory who passed away unexpectedly in an accident. The whole community was gripped by sorrow as the County Down experienced a loss of young and promising member. The victim was identified as 18-year-old Cathal Mccrory.

As the Police Department investigates this tragic event, questions linger and hearts ache for the family affected by this unexpected loss. Here’s what we know about the accident and Cathal’s passing.

Cathal Mccrory passed away:

The 18-year-old, Cathal Mccrory has died after an car crash on November 18, 2023. He was the grandson of Sean McCrory Snr.

According to police, a young man from county town named Cathal Mccrory has passed away following a collision in Co Down. The incident took place on Saturday after 12.30 am on Circular Road in Katesbridge.

Sergeant Miller-Devlin stated, “Unfortunately, the man, a front-seat passenger in a grey Volkswagen Golf, was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers provided first aid alongside colleagues from other emergency services.”

Accident unfolds:

The single-vehicle accident occurred in Katesbridge in the early hours of Saturday morning. The victim was a passenger in the vehicle. Two more persons were admitted to the hospital.

“Shortly after 12.30am on Saturday, November 18, police received a report of a single vehicle collision on the Circular Road,” stated Sergeant Miller-Devlin of the Collision Investigation Unit.

“The vehicle’s driver and another passenger have been transported to the hospital for medical attention. For a while, officers blocked the road while inquiries were conducted at the spot.

Police requests public assistance:

Authorities are now asking public to come forward. “We are appealing for information and witnesses. We specifically ask that anyone who was in the area between 12 a.m. and 12.30 a.m. check any dash-cam footage they may have and give us a call at 101.”, said the police.

“34 of 18/11/23 is the reference number to quote.”

Additionally, you can use our non-emergency reporting form online at to submit a report.

It was reported that, 58 persons have lost their lives on Northern Ireland’s roads thus far this year.

Tributes to Cathal Mccrory:

Angela M King wrote,

Very sad news just in this morning. As a group we send our condolences to Group Member & very close family member of ours, Sean McCrory Snr on the very Tragic death of his Grandson, Cathal McCrory in a car accident during last night at the young age of 18. Sean we keep you in our thoughts & for you all during this sad time. RIP Cathal .

Skye Milliken wrote,

Forever 18
sleep tight Cathal, I love you

Jacqueline Mccrory wrote,

Rest in peace Cathal #foreveryoung18

Cathy Haslem posted,

Devastating news. Thinking of Peter, Pauline and all the family circle.

Michelle Toner wrote,

Sorry for your loss so sad


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