A BELLEEK teenager who was involved in two-vehicle collision near Kesh has sadly passed away. 

Oisin Gregg, 18, was critically injured as he travelled on the Letterboy Road to a band parade in Kesh on Friday night. 

Mr. Gregg, who was the driver of one of the cars, was airlifted to hospital for life-threatening injuries. He passed away yesterday (Tuesday). 

Tributes have been poured in for the late Mr. Gregg, who was a "committed" member of North Fermanagh Young Defenders Flute Band.

"It is with deep sadness and regret that we have lost not only a member of our band, but someone we have been lucky enough to call our friend," a tribute read.

"Oisin has been a part of our band since he was 12 years old, he joined up in October 2017, firstly  learning to play the flute, and then in June 2018, when he decided he wanted to try drumming. 

"His first ever parade with the band, was at our annual band parade in Kesh on Friday, September 6, 2019, and his last parade with the band was just earlier this year, at the Easter Monday ABOD parade in Enniskillen. 

"We can only thank him for his effort, commitment and also for simply choosing us to share so many memorable times together. 

"He will be sadly missed and always remembered by all of his NFYD family."

Meanwhile, a spokesperson from Erne Gaels, Belleek, said: "Everyone at Erne Gaels would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to The Gregg Family on the heartbreaking passing of Oisin Gregg 

"We keep Oisin's Parents Mary & Gareth, his brothers Aaron, Callum & Oscar, his sister Aoife & extended Gregg & McGonigle family in our thoughts over the coming days. 

"As a mark of respect, all club activities are postponed for the next few days." 

The driver of the other car, a 44-year-old man, was also taken to hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Following the two-vehicle collision involving a silver Peugeot 207 Sport HDI and blue Honda Accord, police have launched an investigation.  Police have appealed to anyone who witnessed the collision, or who may have dash-cam footage, to contact police, quoting reference number 1515 07/06/24.

Speaking on the incident, a spokesperson from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) confirmed that two emergency crews, were despatched, along with one Rapid Response Paramedic and one Ambulance Officer. 

The Charity Air Ambulance, with HEMS on board, was also tasked to the incident.  Meanwhile, a spokesperson from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) said that a total of three fire appliances were despatched, from Dromore,  Castlederg and Irvinestown. 

Firefighters, using specialist equipment, rescued the two casualties from the cars, the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service confirmed.