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County Armagh: Crash victim named as Sidney McIldoon

The man killed in a two-vehicle crash in County Armagh on Tuesday has been named locally as Sidney McIldoon.

The crash, involving a car and a tractor, happened on the Cornascriebe Road between Tandragee and Hamiltonsbawn, shortly after 14:30 GMT.

Mr McIldoon, who was in his 80s, died at the scene.

The Portadown man was a former past grand lecturer of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland as well as a former prison officer.

Orange Grand Master Edward Stevenson paid tribute to Mr McIldoon on the order's Facebook page: "Sidney was a loyal and true friend and a great champion of the Orange cause.

"He leaves a huge legacy, following a life of selfless service to the Orange Institution."

A female passenger was taken to hospital for medical treatment for her injuries after the crash.

Police officers attended the scene, as well as the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.