Sunday 18 March 2018

Husband and wife die in two-car head on road crash in Kilkenny

Eimear Ni Bhraonain and Brendan Farrelly

A HUSBAND and wife were killed last night in a horrific two-car accident.

It happened around 6.45pm on the outskirts of Kilkenny city. Rescue services rushed to the scene at Troyswood on the Kilkenny to Freshford road about two and a half miles outside Kilkenny.

Garda crash scene investigators last night closed the road as they tried to establish the circumstances leading up to the second double fatal collision within 48 hours. It is understood the latest crash was head- on.

A 65-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His 61-year-old wife was later pronounced dead at St Luke's Hospital.

A third person, a woman, was taken to hospital. A man and woman in the second car were also rushed to hospital.

The dead couple are believed to be from Co Tipperary.

Gardai appealed to any witnesses to the crash to contact Kilkenny garda station on 056 7775000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

Meanwhile, the funeral Mass of a young man who died in a car crash with his lifelong friend takes place today. Brian Bradley (20) of Mullinam, Loughlinstown, Ratoath, Co Meath, who died in the early hours of Tuesday morning, will be cremated today.

His friend Fergal Ronan (21) from Fairyhouse Lodge, also in Ratoath, will be buried tomorrow in his hometown.

They were returning from a night out when the car they were in went out of control and hit a tree.

The men were preparing to return to college in Dublin soon.

Mr Bradley's remains will be removed today to Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath, for funeral mass at 11am. Cremation takes place at Glasnevin Crematorium, Dublin.

Mr Ronan's removal takes place tomorrow at 10.30am to Holy Trinity Church, Ratoath, for 11am funeral Mass. Burial takes place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Irish Independent

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