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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Tributes to woman (25) killed in crash

Published 20/06/2016 | 02:30

Jenna-Eve Smyth died in a car crash
Jenna-Eve Smyth died in a car crash

A young woman killed in a car crash in Meath has been remembered in her home town of Killucan in Co Westmeath as a beautiful and bubbly young lady with a smile from ear to ear.

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Jenna-Eve Smyth (25) was due to start a new job in Galway this week, but tragedy struck as she and her boyfriend Kenneth Darby drove to a charity dance to raise funds for a local GAA club on Saturday night.

The couple were involved in a head-on collision with a car on the R148 at Blackwater Bridge, Enfield, Co Meath, at around 9.15pm. Jenna-Eve (pictured) was taken to Connolly Hospital in Dublin where she was pronounced dead. Kenneth, who was the driver, was still in a serious condition in the same hospital last night.

"She was a little dote. It's absolutely heart-breaking," her aunt Aurele Smyth said. "She was bubbly and fun. A beautiful girl. She was the baby of seven children, six girls and a boy."

Another fatal crash occurred at Skew Bridge, Tivoli, Cork, at 4pm yesterday.

A woman in her 60s was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later. Four other people were injured and also hospitalised. Their injuries were non-life-threatening.

Irish Independent

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