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Funerals to be held today for 'inseparable' best friends who died after car crashed into a field

By Rebecca Black

Published 18/09/2015

Tragic: James Miskelly
Tragic: James Miskelly
Popular: Eoin Farrell

The funerals of two "inseparable" friends who died together in a car crash earlier this week will be held today.

Eoin Farrell (17) and James Miskelly (17) were killed when the car they were travelling in close to Rostrevor left the road and crashed past a pensioner's home into a field.

The accident at the property on the Kilbroney Road caused an oil tank in the front yard to ignite which started a fire in the house. The pensioner was treated for shock following the incident.

A third teenager, named locally as Che Kane, was seriously injured in the same crash.

He was initially described as being critically ill but last night Craigavon Area Hospital said his condition was stable.

The first funeral to take place today will be for Eoin Farrell at St Mary's Star of the Sea, which is close to his home in Rostrevor. He will be laid to rest at Kilbroney Municipal Cemetery.

Just a few hours later, the funeral of James Miskelly will be held at St Patrick's Parish Church in Mayobridge.

The pair were remembered by Eoin's father as "inseparable friends".

Gerard Farrell described his son as "fun-loving and easy going", adding that the trainee mechanic loved working.

"He was always on the go, always enjoying life, always with his cheeky smile.

"There wasn't a bad bone in him. He was a great son, just a great, great son. We all loved him."

Mr Farrell also expressed his sympathy to the families of the other victims killed and injured in the accident and said his "thoughts and prayers" were with them.

"An awful tragedy - I wouldn't wish it on anybody," he added.

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