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Three members of Kerry family injured in fatal Australia crash

Police say the driver of the other car was drunk.

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THREE IRISH PEOPLE from the same family have been injured in a car crash in Australia that left a 56-year-old man dead.

The three have been named as husband and wife Gerard (55) and Marguerite (52) Brosnan from Killarney and their daughter Karen (28).

The three were passengers in a station wagon that was hit by a car in the city of Perth. The 56-year-old driver of the station wagon, father of three Martin Roberts, was killed.

Five passengers were taken to hospital.

Radio Kerry reports that Gerard is in a critical but stable condition while his wife and daughter are in serious but stable conditions.

Western Australia Police say that a 20-year-old man was arrested at the scene, with reports that he had been driving the wrong way.

He has been charged with dangerous driving causing death and a number of driving offences.

He has been released on bail to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on 3 February.

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