3 ar­rests over crash ‘mur­der’

Probe af­ter Natasha, 23, killed in col­li­sion

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY RYAN SMITH

TWO men and a wo­man have been ar­rested by po­lice in­ves­ti­gat­ing the death of a young mum in a car crash.

Natasha Carruthers, 23, was killed in a col­li­sion near Der­rylin, Co Fer­managh, on Satur­day night which is now be­ing treated as mur­der by cops.

A 40-year-old man was de­tained in the nearby vil­lage of Maguires­bridge on Wed­nes­day and an­other male, aged 20, was held in the same area yes­ter­day.

Last night a 20-year-old wo­man was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of per­vert­ing the course of jus­tice.

DCI Ea­monn Cor­ri­gan said: “At this time we be­lieve a sec­ond ve­hi­cle was in­volved in the col­li­sion that cost Natasha her life and our in­quiries to date have led us to con­clude the col­li­sion should now be re­garded as mur­der.

“We con­tinue to ap­peal to any­one who was in the New­bridge Road area of Der­rylin between 11pm and mid­night on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 7. Did you see the car Natasha was trav­el­ling in – a blue Corsa regis­tra­tion TLZ 8330?

“Or did you see any other ve­hi­cles trav­el­ling at speed on the route at around the time of the crash?

“We would also like any­one with dash­cam footage that could help the in­ves­ti­ga­tion to please get in touch.”

The vic­tim was the mother of a one-year-old girl. Her cousin Diane Doogan said: “Tasha was like my­self, she had a wild side. She was out­go­ing, fun and unique.

“She was a fam­ily girl and lived for her baby girl.

“She’d a heart of gold and she will never be for­got­ten.

“She’ll live on in our fam­ily’s hearts for­ever.”

Sinn Fein coun­cil­lor Barry Do­herty added. “One fam­ily is suf­fer­ing the pain of fi­nal­ity, a life ripped from them with­out the op­por­tu­nity for good­byes or af­fir­ma­tions of love.”

De­tec­tives can be con­tacted on 101, quot­ing ref­er­ence 1852 07/10/17.

TRAGIC Natasha, 23

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