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02nd Feb 2024

Tributes pour in for three young people killed in Carlow car crash

Stephen Porzio

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The three victims of the collision have been named locally.

The three young people killed in a car crash in Carlow this week have been named locally.

Katie Graham (19), Michael Kelly (25) and Daryl Culbert (21) died in the fatal single vehicle collision that occurred at around 11.30pm on Wednesday (31 January) on the N80 at Leagh on the Wexford Road.

The three were pronounced deceased at the scene, while another passenger in the car, a man in his 20s, was taken to St Luke’s General Hospital in Kilkenny with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

carlow rollingKatie Graham (19), Michael Kelly (25) and Daryl Culbert (21) died in the Carlow road crash

In a statement on social media, Carlow Autograss paid tribute to Daryl, writing:

“We send our love, support and sincere condolences to Trevor, Heather, Chloe, Amy, the Culbert and Glynn famlies on the sad passing of Daryl. He will be sadly missed by us all as a member and friend. Rest in peace Daryl CW8.”

Arles National School also said it was with “great sadness” that it learned of the sudden death of its past pupil, Katie.

“We would like to express our deepest condolences to her family and the families of the other two boys who also lost their lives,” it wrote.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with these families. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.”

Speaking to RTÉ News, Michael’s brother Jordan said: “We’re all just devastated… Everyone that met Mike just loved him so much.

“He was a very good big brother to me. He was a role model.”

Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to the crash to come forward.

“Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling on the N80 at Leagh between 11:15pm and midnight are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí,” a spokesperson said.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Carlow Garda station on 059 913 6620, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.”

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