Four young people have reportedly died in a car crash while they were heading out to celebrate their exam results.
A man in his early 20s and three female teenagers were fatally injured in the tragic incident in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, Ireland, yesterday (Friday, August 25). It is understood that they had been on their way to celebrate after receiving the results of their Leaving Certificate exams earlier.
A Garda spokesperson said the Mountain Road in Clonmel will be closed overnight and into Saturday while the scene is examined by forensic investigators. “An incident room has been established at Clonmel Garda Station and a senior investigating officer has been appointed to lead the investigation,” they said.
Read next… Lionesses blast ‘sexist and patriarchal’ Spanish Football Federation
“Gardai are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to contact the investigation team.”
Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris described the incident as “devastating news”. “Leaving Cert results day represents achievement, celebration & excitement. Tonight that has been replaced by grief, shock and sadness. Thinking of the families, friends & school community of the 4 young people. There are no words. Heartbreaking,” he posted on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.
Independent TD for Tipperary Mattie McGrath said there is huge shock and disbelief in Clonmel town.
Prince William and Love Island star join forces to battle developer[ROYALS]
Red tape and nimbyism blamed as vital projects ‘cost 850% more in UK than EU'[INSIGHT]
Prince Harry ‘concerned’ as Meghan Markle ‘leans on pals for support'[LATEST]
“There is disbelief and numbness,” he told the PA news agency. “The families involved are all local, from Clonmel and the surrounding area. It is utterly devastating. Our prayers are with the families and the whole community.”
Fine Gael councillor Declan Burgess said: “It’s heartbreaking news for the entire community. “My prayers and thoughts are with the families involved.”
We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info
Source: Read Full Article