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Father dies in car crash just two years after death of his baby son

Bray family is plunged into mourning again

A Bray family is in mourning again this week following the death in a car crash of the father of a baby boy who died two years ago.

Liam McGrath, from the Hawthorn Road, was killed instantly when the car in which he was travelling collided with a parked truck in the Deerpark area of the town at around 2 a.m. on Monday morning. His family has also suffered the grief of losing Liam's young son Tristan to illness during 2004.

A father of two, Liam was a self-employed plasterer who had been dividing his time between work in Kilkenny and Bray, where his fiancee Michelle lives. The couple were due to have been married next year.

Details are still vague concerning the nature of the incident, which has been described as a 'freak accident' by family members, but Gardai have said an investigation is underway.

A former professional golf caddie, Liam was in the midst of establishing his own plastering businesses before the tragedy struck.

Liam is survived by his fiancee, Michelle, daughter Rebecca (14), who is a student at Loreto Secondary School, as well as son Adam (6), and mother, Kathleen.

His funeral takes place this morning (Wednesday) following 10 a.m. mass at St. Peter's Church in Little Bray. Burial will follow in Springfield Cemetery.