Sunday 22 September 2019

Wexford reels from second accident death

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A bouquet of flowers at the scene of the crash in which Kelly Roche (opposite page) lost her life.

David Tucker

WEXFORD has been left reeling following the second death of a young woman in a road accident in just over a week. A couple from Our Lady's Island, who were in the other car involved in the collision, were both seriously injured.

Kelly Roche, aged 24, died on Sunday after her car was in collision with their car on the N25 at Kilmacree opposite Larkin's Pub. The previous week, pedestrian Linda Giffin was killed when she was struck by a car on the N25 just over two kilometres from where Kelly died.

Kelly, the daughter of Brian and FDYS staff member Debbie Roche, has a two-year-old son, Tyler

Debbie was on holiday in Bulgaria with her two-year-old grandson when she learned of the tragedy on Sunday night.

The seriously injured couple were named locally as Lucia and Brian Mooney, from Our Lady's Island. Brian, a teacher at Scoil Mhuire, Coolcotts, is being treated at Waterford Regional Hospital, while Lucia is at St. Vincents, in Dublin.

The couple have two children, a son in Ireland and a daughter in Australia, who is on her way home to be with her parents.

On her Facebook page Kelly, who went to Schoil Mhuire and later Wexford Vocational College, said she 'works at being a full time mummy'.

Kelly, of Radharc Na Mara, Coolcotts, is mourned by her parents, brother and sister Ciara and Ryan and is sadly missed by her family and friends. She is reposing at Macken's Funeral Home, in Distillery Road, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday (June 23), Her removal will take place on Wednesday (June 24) morning to the Church of the Annunciation, Clonard, for Requiem Mass at 12 noon.

Gardai in Wexford have appealed for any witnesses to Sunday's crash to contact them on (053) 9165200.

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