The family of a Dublin teenager who was killed in a car crash in Kildare has remembered him as "having a love for life".
Evan Nolan (18), who had been living in Kildare for a number of years with his family, died after the Nissan Tiida he was driving crashed off the main Edenderry to Carbury road in the early hours of Sunday.
He was not found until Sunday afternoon as the car had landed in a drain out of view of passing motorists.
"Evan had such a big heart and a love for life. He is leaving such a huge hole in all of our lives," said his aunt Caroline.
"We are thankful no one else was hurt in the accident and no other mother has to feel the same."
Evan had earlier dropped some pals home after a disco. The car he was driving left the road on his way home to Derrinturn just after midnight.
It missed the end of a crash barrier by about three feet before glancing off a telephone pole and smashing through a fence. It then hit an embankment and went into the drain.
Gardai are appealing for witnesses, and anyone who travelled on the R402 between Carbury and Edenderry, to contact Leixlip Garda Station.