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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Fatal crash claims life of father of two

FINTAN LAMBE

DEEP SHOCK and sadness greeted the news of the tragic death of devoted father of two Alan Daly of Annagh, following a road traffic collision at Tinnock on Sunday night.

Alan (41), was fatally injured when his van was involved in a collision with another van at a crossroads at Tinnock, on the road between Kilanerin and the old N11, at around 9.50 p.m.

The driver of the other van, a 38 year old local man, was seriously injured, and was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital in Dublin, where his injuries were said not to be life threatening. Two ambulances and two units of the local Fire Brigade also attended the scene.

The scene of the crash was sealed off overnight and examined by Garda forensics experts the following morning. The road was later reopened. Gardai have appealed for witnesses to the collision, and are anxious to hear from anyone who may have been on the road from 9.45 p.m. onwards. Anyone with information can contact Gorey Garda Station on 053 9430690.

A carpenter by trade, Alan was husband to Avieen, and the beloved father of Tolleen (13), and Leire (6). He was originally from Donabate in Dublin, and was described locally as a great family man, and was well regarded in the local area. He went to school at St. Finian's Community College in Swords, and set up Daly Carpentry over twenty years ago.

His untimely passing has devastated his family, friends, and the close-knit community in Annagh and the surrounding areas. May he Rest in Peace.

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