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Nicola Donnelly

'We all wish none of ye got into that car' - Heartbreaking tribute to Galway crash victims

A heartbroken pal of one of the two young teenagers killed in the early morning Bank Holiday crash in Galway has said how she "wishes none of ye got into that car," as funeral details have now been announced.

The grieving Galway community are now preparing for the funerals of Kirsty Bohan, 14, and her pal Lukas Joyce, also 14, who died after the car they were travelling in collided with a tree on the outskirts of Headford shortly before 6am on Easter Monday.

The horrific crash is believed to have instantly killed Lukas, who was the suspected front seat passenger in the car.

READ MORE - Galway crash victim Lukas Joyce, 14, will be buried a day after his friend Kirsty Bohan

Meanwhile, tragic Kirsty was rushed to hospital but was later sadly declared dead.

Two other teens, a 14-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy were also transferred to hospital where they are being treated for their injuries.

Now, as funeral details have been announced for both Kirsty and Lukas, who will be buried a day apart, a close pal of Kirsty has said how she went into shock when she heard the tragic news of the teens' deaths and how she and her pals "all wish none of ye got into that car."

The scene where the car crashed near Headford Galway (Ray Ryan)

"When I found out I had just woken up, I went into shock and I miss you so much. We were literally inseparable from each other," the heartbroken pal wrote in a tribute on social media platform TikTok.

"We all wish none of ye got into that car. It’s hard for us all but the thing I’ll miss is your smile, your laugh. Fly high kiddo and make the sunsets shine my love."

The funeral of Kirsty, a second year student at Presentation College Headford, will take place on Friday with Requiem Mass taking place in the Church of St Patrick and Cuana at 12pm followed by burial in Donaghpatrick Cemetery.

Kirsty, from Ballyfruit close to where the single-vehicle accident happened at 5.45am on Monday morning, is survived by her parents Christy and Theresa, and her sisters Martha and Ava, who are also students at Presentation College Headford.

Lukas, also a second year student at the same school, is survived by his parents Joe and Neringa.

He will be laid to rest in Annaghdown Cemetery a day after Kirsty is laid to rest, on Saturday, following Requiem Mass at St Brendan’s Church, Annaghdown at 12pm.

In an earlier statement, Presentation College in Headford said: "We have lost two treasured members of our school community and two other members of our community are injured. We pray for all the families and friends of those involved that they may be granted some peace and succour at this tragic time.

"We also pray for our own school community, that we may find the strength to support each other and carry on. We ask for your support, prayers and the space to grieve as a school community."


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