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Fatal collision in Wexford claimed the lives of four people last night

Fatal collision in Wexford claimed the lives of four people last night

It is believed the woman who was killed in the crash was a relative of Winnie's.

Locals described the scene as "absolutely horrific" with debris scattered all over the roadside.

Steven Alexander, his brother Doug Jnr and his parents Doug and Lily were all killed in the collision with a truck at Begerin Hill - about four kilometres east of New Ross - last night.

Gardaí at the scene of the crash in Co.

Paramedics desperately tried to stabilise the condition of two critically injured people. But all four were pronounced dead at the scene, and their bodies were later removed by ambulance to University Hospital Waterford in Ardkeen for postmortems.

Initial indications are that several of the deceased are USA nationals believed to have been holidaying in Ireland.

Gardai are on the scene of a serious collision in New Ross, Wexford this evening.

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The collision happened at Begern, around two to three miles from Ballinaboule, at around 6.30pm.

The collision involving a vehicle and a lorry happened at around 6.30pm.

Drivers in the vicinity have been warned to avoid the area.

The driver was treated at the scene for severe shock.

Gardaí stressed that the section of road involved is expected to remain closed for some time.

Firefighters from New Ross and Wexford town attended the scene of the crash and used cutting equipment to remove the four victims from the auto to allow paramedics attend to them.


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