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Cavan crash victim named locally as Luke Byrne

Jun 10, 2022 15:06 By News Northern Sound
Cavan crash victim named locally as Luke Byrne Cavan crash victim named locally as Luke Byrne
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In a heartfelt tribute, Corlough GAA stated, "Our hearts are breaking for a young life that had so much to give to this world."

The West Cavan teenager who was killed during a road crash on the N3 yesterday evening has been remembered as a "talented footballer".

17-year-old Luke Byrne lost his life in a fatal two-vehicle collision near Kilnalack yesterday evening.

Tributes have poured in following the tragic death of 17-year-old Luke Byrne from the Corlough area in West Cavan.

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In a heartfelt tribute to the teenager, Corlough GAA said "hearts are breaking for a young life that had so much to give to this world."

The club described Luke as one of the most talented footballers to ever wear a green and white jersey for Corlough and added that the West Cavan teenager was "highly respected" both on and off the field, by his school mates and work colleagues.

A book of condolence will be open in Corlough community centre this evening from 8pm until 10pm, to give an opportunity for all Luke's past and present team mates to come together and support one another during this difficult time.

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The 17-year-old was seriously injured during the collision between Butlersbridge and Belturbet and was taken to Cavan General Hospital where he later died.

A man in his 40s, and a woman in her 50s are currently being treated at Cavan General Hospital for injuries they sustained during the accident.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

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