Monday 19 August 2019

Irishman and wife 'killed by drink driver' in US horror road smash

Tragedy: John John Heneghan and his wife Caitlyn
Tragedy: John John Heneghan and his wife Caitlyn
Robin Schiller

Robin Schiller

An Irishman and his US wife have been killed when their car was hit by an alleged drunk-driver in New York State.

John John Heneghan (33), originally from Tourmakeady, Co Mayo, and his wife, Caitlin Holtzman (32), died and three passengers in their car were left seriously injured following the horrific crash in the town of Clifton Park on Saturday afternoon.

A US Army veteran, Dickie R Winn (58), has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.

Last night, a family member of Mr Heneghan told the Irish Independent: "We are heartbroken by the loss of John and Caitlyn.

"Our thoughts are with their friends in hospital, we are thinking of their families at this time."

Mr Heneghan had been living and working in the New York area.

He met his wife in the US and they married in Ireland in 2015.

Irish Independent

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