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Monday 26 June 2017

Tributes to teenager killed in collision

Investigators yesterday at the scene of Tuesday's crash on the Skibbereen Road outside Rosscarbery, Co Cork
Investigators yesterday at the scene of Tuesday's crash on the Skibbereen Road outside Rosscarbery, Co Cork
Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

THE teenage victim of a collision was described as a gentle, kind-hearted young man who was due to sit his Leaving Cert next summer.

Cillian McCaffrey (18), of Rosscarbery, Co Cork, died in the collision between a Toyota Starlet, in which he was a front-seat passenger, and a Ford Transit van on Tuesday.

He was travelling with two fellow students from Mount St Michael secondary school in Rosscarbery. The accident occurred at 8pm some 2km from Rosscarbery on the Skibbereen Road.

The driver of the Toyota remains in a serious condition in Cork University Hospital. A rear passenger was also being treated.

Mount St Michael vice-principal Kevin O'Connor said everyone was heartbroken by the death of a young man who was "kind, generous to a fault and very gentle-natured".

Irish Independent

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