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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

The fatal road collision between a auto and a lorry occurred on the N25 near New Ross, gardai said.

The scene of the crash in Co.

Garda forensic collision investigators are to continue their examination of the scene this morning, and detectives say the road is likely to remain closed until lunchtime at the earliest. The cab of the truck turned sideways in the impact and jack-knifed, and was buried into the side of its own trailer.

It's roof had been removed by emergency crews who arrived to treat the injured.

Mrs Keevey was buried yesterday afternoon after a funeral mass in St Mary's Church in Cushinstown, not far from the crash site.

The four who died had travelled from the USA to attend the funeral of Winnie Keevey (nee Ryan) originally from Patrickswell.

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The accident occurred just outside New Ross shortly after 6.30pm with a portion of the auto understood to have been crushed underneath the truck.

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

Two people were pronounced dead immediately at the scene.

Two others died before they could be transferred to University Hospital Waterford (UHW).

The driver of the truck, a man in his 40s and a passenger were physically uninjured in the collision but both were badly shaken and were treated for shock at the scene.

Gardai said conditions on the road were good at the time of the incident.