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Four members of family killed in Wexford crash named

It’s understood the four – parents in their 70s and their sons – were attending a funeral.

Updated at 6.10pm 

FOUR MEMBERS OF the same family who died in a car crash in Wexford last night have been named.

The deceased are Lily Ryan-Alexander, her husband Doug and their two sons, Doug Jnr and Steven Alexander. Both Lily and Doug were 75-years-old.

The family, who are from Illinois in the US, had travelled to Ireland for a funeral.

The crash happened at around 6.30pm last night when a lorry crashed with a car on the N25 New Ross to Ballinaboola road at Begerin.

A Garda statement confirmed that three men and one woman were in the car, and that they were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver and passenger in the lorry were uninjured in the collision.

A section of the road was closed morning as tests were carried out at the scene.

‘In shock’

Local councillor John Fleming said this morning that the entire community wished to extend its sympathies to the friends and relatives of those who died.

Another councillor, Micheal Sheehan, said he understood the family had been attending a funeral ceremony at Cushinstown church.

The community was “in shock” at what had happened, he told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland.

Road conditions at the time would have been unremarkable, Sheehan said – but the road would have been busy with commuters.

He said there were roadworks taking place in the area – but not in the immediate area surrounding the crash.

There had been a number of crashes along the road in recent years, he said. A report on local station South East Radio called the area an “accident black spot”.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact New Ross Garda station on 051 426030, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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