Monday 1 May 2017

Teenager with 'heart of gold' in fatal car collision

Dylan Cowley
Dylan Cowley

Chai Brady

A Dublin teenager killed in a car crash over the weekend has been described as a "genuinely good person with a heart of gold".

Dylan Cowley (19) died after the vehicle he was driving was involved in a collision with another car on the R162 Navan to Kingscourt Road on Saturday at 1.20pm.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His cousin, Karl Kennedy, described him as a "genuinely good person with a heart of gold".

Mr Kennedy said the phone call he had received informing him of his cousin's death was "the worst phone call in my life".

"My heart is in pieces knowing I will never see him again," he said.

Mr Cowley grew up in Blanchardstown in West Dublin and had lived in Finglas before moving to Navan, Co Meath.

He had two sisters and was the eldest child.

He was alone in his vehicle at the time of the incident.

A woman and two children were in the second car and were taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The road was closed over the weekend while a forensics team carried out an investigation.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact Navan garda station on 046 9036100.

Irish Independent

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