Sunday 18 February 2018

Driver involved in crash that claimed the lives of four of her young friends has case adjourned

Victims of Athy crash (left to right) Niamh Doyle, Aisling Middleton, Gemma Nolan, and Chermaine Carroll
Victims of Athy crash (left to right) Niamh Doyle, Aisling Middleton, Gemma Nolan, and Chermaine Carroll
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

The driver of a car involved in a crash that claimed the lives of her four young friends has had a dangerous driving case against her adjourned until February next year.

Dayna Kearney (21) from Cross Neen, Carlow, appeared in Naas Circuit Court this morning charged with dangerous driving causing death.

Ms Kearney, a student, was seriously injured in the crash with a van on the N78 Athy Link Road at Burtown, outside Athy, County Kildare, on January 6 last year.

Her friends Aisling Middleton, Niamh Doyle, and Gemma Nolan, all aged 19 and from Athy, were all killed instantly.

Dayna Kearney
Dayna Kearney

Also killed was Charmine Carroll (20) from Carlow.

The five friends were travelling together in a VW Polo driven by Ms Kearney when the collision happened.

Judge Michael O'Shea agreed to adjourn the case until February 1 next.

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