Irish couple who died after road crash in Rome named locally
Very sad news.
The couple, aged 59 and 60, were hit by a car when they were crossing a road in the Italian capital city.
They have been named locally as Paul and Mary O’Reilly from Kilmore in Wexford.
According to reports, police in Italy have launched an investigation into the road incident.
It is understood that the couple were crossing one of the busiest roads in the city to try to catch a bus when they were struck by a Ford Fiesta.
A cityscape of Rome
The incident occurred on Thursday, 7 September.
The driver of the car, a 54-year-old man, attempted to save the couple but both the husband and wife died at the scene.
The Department of Foreign Affairs is aware of the incident, with a spokesperson confirming to various outlets:
"The Department of Foreign Affairs is aware of the case and providing consular assistance. As with all consular cases, the Department does not comment on the details of individual cases."
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