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'Nothing was worse than telling him you had a crash, Estlin died'

Estlin Wall died days before her fourth birthday. Her family feel a sense of injustice, writes Wayne O'Connor

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TRAGEDY: Vincent and Amy Wall with son Mannix and new baby Lucie at home in Ennistymon, Co Clare. Photo: Eamon Ward

TRAGEDY: Vincent and Amy Wall with son Mannix and new baby Lucie at home in Ennistymon, Co Clare. Photo: Eamon Ward

TRAGEDY: Vincent and Amy Wall with son Mannix and new baby Lucie at home in Ennistymon, Co Clare. Photo: Eamon Ward

It is obvious a little girl lives at the Wall family home in Ennistymon, Co Clare. A pink bicycle rests on its side in the garden and a bedroom is filled with ornate butterflies, little dresses and stuffed bears.

But the girl living here, Lucie, is just a few weeks old and none of these things are hers. They belong to her big sister, Estlin, who was killed three years ago, just days before her fourth birthday.

Estlin's neck was broken in a crash on March 15, 2017, as her father, Vinnie, drove her to creche. He took evasive action to avoid a truck but collided with another vehicle.