Thursday 22 February 2018

Father (31) killed in two-car crash just miles from home

Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

THE father of a six-month-old baby girl was killed in a traffic accident just miles from his home in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Trevor Cassidy (31) was involved in a two-car collision on the westbound lane of the M4 motorway at Kilmore, Co Kildare, shortly before 1.30am.

Mr Cassidy, originally from Maynooth, but living in Kilcock, was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Naas General Hospital.

There were no passengers in the car at the time.

The man driving the other car suffered only minor injuries.

Friends of Mr Cassidy yesterday said that he "always had a smile on his face".

His baby daughter, Stephanie Anne, was due to be christened next week and his partner Alex was said to be "devastated" last night.

Mr Cassidy was a keen golfer and has been a member of Moyvalley Golf Club for the last number of years.

The captain of the club, Michael Doherty, yesterday described the death as a "tragic loss".

"He had so many friends down at the club and he loved being with his friends. He always had a smile on his face."

Mr Cassidy's remains will repose at his parents' home in Leinster Cottages, Maynooth, from 3pm on Sunday.

His removal takes place on Monday at 9.30am to St Mary's Church, Maynooth, for 10am mass, followed by burial in Laraghbryan Cemetery, Maynooth.

He was being mourned last night by his partner, his parents Brian and Ronnie, his sisters Tara and Emma and his extended family.

Last year, 15 people died on Kildare roads but before yesterday there had been no loss of life on the county's roads this year.

Irish Independent

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