Tuesday 17 October 2017

Sister pays tribute to twin killed in car crash

Emma Brolly
Emma Brolly
Shane Brolly who was killed in a car crash in Donegal

Greg Harkin

A TEENAGE girl who lost her twin brother in a car crash has said he lived life to the full.

Emma Brolly (18), pictured, broke her arm while her brother Shane, below right, died in the collision in Ballybofey. They lived with their parents Michael and Patricia in Greenhills, Convoy, in east Donegal.

Emma said she wanted people to know how outgoing Shane was. "He just loved to be kept busy," she said. "Shane loved horse riding and would often attend hunts. He was a member of the Donegal Harriers and was a fantastic jockey."

She said her brother liked nothing more than going out for the day on their father's tractor.

Shane's best friend Shane Patton (19) also died in a car accident less than a year ago.

Garda Inspector Michael Harrison said officers had completed a forensic examination of the scene of the crash, which happened at 3.30am on Monday.

Irish Independent

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