DETECTIVES have charged a teenager over the death of a young woman who died following a hit and run smash yesterday.
Lesley-Ann McCarragher was treated at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast after being airlifted from the Monaghan Road in Armagh around 12.30 pm on Saturday.
Despite the valiant efforts of doctors, the 19-year-old died of her injuries earlier this morning.
Detectives later arrested a 17-year-old youth on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
The teenager has now been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failing to remain and failing to report an accident, driving without a licence and driving with no insurance.
He is due to appear at Newry Magistrates’ Court his morning.
Detective Inspector Brian Foster said police are continuing to appeal for information.
Her former school says it mourns the tragic passing of its former pupil and head girl.
In a post on its Facebook page, the school said:
“We mourn the passing of past pupil and Head Girl Lesley-Ann McCarragher who passed away early this morning.
“So many people from the school have fond memories of Lesley-Ann and we would like to send our condolences to her family and many friends at this time.”