Friday 20 April 2018

Gardai seek clues into crucial moments before horror crash

Edel Kennedy

GARDAI are continuing to try to piece together the moments leading up to the horror three-car crash on Monday.

A Seat Toledo was in a head-on collision with a BMW on a straight stretch of the Carrickmacross bypass at Nurebeg, about 2km from Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan.

Gardai have interviewed Stephen Connolly, the driver of the Seat Toledo, after he underwent surgery on his arm. He has given investigating officers a detailed account of the moments leading up to the crash. His pregnant wife Roisin (39) died, along with their unborn daughter.

Gardai are also understood to have interviewed Kevin McArdle, a publican from Kingscourt, Co Cavan, who was driving the BMW. Two of the passengers in the BMW, Paul Carroll and Glen Curtis, died from their injuries. A fourth man was also injured.

The third vehicle, an Opel Vectra, was carrying a man in his 40s, a woman in her 30s and their two children, a boy aged two and girl aged 13 months. They were all uninjured and both adults have been interviewed.

Aerial footage was taken of the area in the hours after the crash on Monday in an attempt to piece together the cause of the tragic incident.

The road was free of snow after a major thaw the night before. Gardai have asked any witnesses to contact them at 1800 666111 or 042 966 1222.

Irish Independent

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