Kells crash: third victim named Julie Ann Kehoe as local community “devastated”


The third death in Friday’s horror collision that claimed the lives of three people and injured three others has been named.

Caregiver Julie Ann Kehoe, 29, of Craanford, Co. Wexford, was rushed to hospital but later died of her injuries.

She was traveling with two little girls and a 12-year-old boy who is said to be in serious condition.

Girls’ injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Ms Kehoe and her partner were building their home in Cavan where she planned to move after her 12-year-old son finished primary school in Craanford.

Fianna Fail adviser Donal Kenny said: “The family and community are deeply saddened and devastated to learn of the news of the utterly tragic death of Julie Ann.

Tragic Saoirse Corrigan, Shane Gilchrist and Julie Ann Kehoe.

“Our hearts are broken for the family, which is well known and respected in the locality. I offer my most sincere condolences to his mother, Geraldine, and to his family.

Ms Kehoe was the youngest of four siblings, Gerard, Ciaran and Martina. Her father John Morris is deceased.

The first two victims of the tragic collision were named on Saturday.

Shane Gilchrist and Saoirse Corrigan were traveling in the same car when they collided with a second vehicle on the N52 in Kells, Meath at around 4:25 p.m. on New Years Eve.

Ms Corrigan, the driver of one of the cars, was pronounced dead at the scene, while Mr Gilchirst died while being transported to Connolly Hospital.

The two were from Castlepollard and were in a relationship.


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