Belfast Telegraph

Friday 21 November 2014

Families to remember victims of Ireland’s worst ever car crash

The families of the eight men killed in Ireland’s worst ever car crash will come together in the coming days for their month’s mind services.

Relatives of those killed in the horrific road tragedy outside Clonmany exactly a month ago today on July 11 have vowed to attend the remembrance Masses for their lost loved ones.

The services will take place at St Mary’s Church, Clonmany, St Mura’s Church in Fahan and St Mary’s Church in Buncrana.

A friend of the young crash victims said the families were supporting each other as best they could.

“It’s hard to believe an entire month has passed since Inishowen was thrown into turmoil after the crash,” he said.

“Obviously everybody is still very raw and still going through a range of emotions after the deaths.

“But the families have shown tremendous support for each other. The month’s mind masses are on different days and the families have vowed to turn up for each other.

“All they have is each other now.”

The only survivor of the crash, the driver of the VW Passat, Shaun Kelly (22), is still recovering at Letterkenny General Hospital.

It is understood he has been told about the devastating crash and the deaths of his friends.

Mr Kelly suffered multiple injuries in the crash and was moved to the Mater Hospital in Dublin for specialist treatment, but has since returned to Letterkenny General Hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery.

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