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27th Jun 2024

Teenage boy who died following Derry quad bike crash named locally

Simon Kelly

Derry quad bike death

The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon.

A 14-year-old boy who died following a quad bike crash in Co. Derry has been named locally as Isaac Roxborough.

The teenager passed away from his injuries in hospital on Wednesday, June 26, after being involved in a single-vehicle collision on the Ballygudden Road, outside Eglinton village on Tuesday.

The PSNI’s Collision Investigation Unit has appealed for anyone who may have witnessed a red Honda quad bike, around the time of the crash to make contact with authorities.


Teenage boy who died following Derry quad bike crash named locally

In a statement to JOE on Thursday morning, a spokesperson for the PSNI said: “A teenage boy from Burnfoot, Dungiven has sadly died following a collision involving a quad bike outside Eglinton village, police can confirm.

“Isaac Roxborough, who was riding the quad, passed away in hospital today, Wednesday 26th June, from his injuries following the single-vehicle collision on the Ballygudden Road.”

Inspector Cherith Adair from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Collision Investigation Unit said: “Our thoughts are very much with the family at this incredibly sad time, Isaac was just 14 years old.

“A meticulous investigation to establish the circumstances is underway and we would ask anyone who noticed the red Honda quad on the Ballygudden Road on Tuesday morning, 25th June, shortly before 11.30am or who witnessed the collision to contact us on 101 quoting 675 25/06/24 with any information or dash-cam footage.”

Isaac’s former football club in Derry paid tribute to the teenager following the news of his death: “Newtowne Youths would like to pass on all of our condolences to his parents, Mark and Katrina, his brothers Adam and James, and to the whole family circle.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.”

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