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Friday 20 July 2018

'The town is reeling from shock' - Tributes paid to mum-of-four who was killed in collision with tractor

Annette Carlos (60s) died yesterday following a collision with a tractor
Annette Carlos (60s) died yesterday following a collision with a tractor
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Tributes have been paid to a "much loved" and "respected" mum-of-four who passed away yesterday in a traffic accident in Co Cork.

Annette Carlos (60s) died yesterday following a collision with a tractor on the N28 Cork to Ringaskiddy road, Cobh at around 1pm.

The mum-of-four was cycling when the accident occurred.

She suffered serious injuries in the crash and a post mortem will take place at Cork University Hospital.

The driver of the tractor was not injured in the accident.

A family friend, Avlyn McKeown, told that Annette was "much loved" and "respected".

"Annette always had time for everyone. She was a landlady for many years along with her husband and knew so many people. She always went out of her way to stop and chat to everyone she knew. She'll be a terrible loss to her family and friends.

"The town is reeling from the shock."

Local Fine Gael councillor Sinead Sheppard said that the whole community is devastated.

"It was an awful tragedy. The community is left shocked. Annette was very well known and very well liked in the community. It's a very sad time for her family and my thoughts are with them at this tragic time.

"Cobh is such a small town and we're all deeply saddened. When I heard the news yesterday, I was in shock. It's just terrible."

Annette is survived by her husband Michael and children Marc, Nikki, Michael and Aideen.

Her funeral will take place at St. Colman's Cathedral on Saturday September 16 for 10am requiem mass followed by cremation at The Island Crematorium Ringaskiddy.

Gardaí are urging witnesses to contact Angelsea St. Garda Station on 021 4522000, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

Annette was the 11th cyclist to be killed so far this year compared to the deaths of 10 cyclists in the whole of 2016.

Her death came just 48 hours after a day of carnage on the roads when five people died in two separate accidents.

Mary Ann Wilson and her daughter Marcella Wilson who were killed in a crash along with Marcella’s son Seán (right)

Three generations of one family were killed following a crash in Mayo when Marcella Wilson, aged in her 40s, her mother Mary Ann Wilson, in her 70s, and her son Seán Wilson McGlynn (7), were killed following a collision with an articulated lorry on the N17 near Claremorris.

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