TRAGIC CRASH TEEN DIED CLOSE TO WHERE PAL PERISHED JUST WEEKS AGO

first_imgPopular lad Marty Strain who lost his life in a fatal road traffic accident in Burnfoot. (North West Newspix)The young man who was killed in a road crash earlier today, died a short distance from where his friend also perished just a few weeks ago.Marty Strain was a passenger in a car which crashed at Burnfoot.The 19 year old, from Brae Road, Burnfoot, was killed instantly and another 19 year old woman is in a serious condition at Letterkenny General Hospital after the crash. The male driver of the car, who is also aged 19, was taken to hospital but is not understood to be seriously injured.There was no other vehicle involved in the crash which happened at Tooban at around 4.30am this morning.Today’s horrific road smash comes after another crash on July 12th which claimed the life of John Hegarty, 23.John was a passenger in a car which crashed into a bollard at Carnashannagh in Burnfoot. John was good friends with Marty Strain who perished in today’s crash.A friend said “They all knocked about together in a large group. John and Marty would have known eachother very well. It’s all just so sad.”The crash is the latest to cast another dark shadow over the Inishowen Peninsula.The area is still sadly remembered as the scene for Ireland’s worst ever road crash which claimed the lives of eight people in a single collision on July 12th, 2010.The scene of today’s crash was preserved and Garda Forensic Collision Investigators are carried out a full investigation of the area while road diversions are in place. Gardaí are appealing for witnessess or anyone who was travelling on the main Buncrana to Derry Road, or in the vicinity of Tooban to contact them at Buncrana Garda Station on 074 – 9320540, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.TRAGIC CRASH TEEN DIED CLOSE TO WHERE PAL PERISHED JUST WEEKS AGO was last modified: August 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BurnfootcrashdeathGardaiInishowenJohn HegartyMarty Strainlast_img

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