Four killed in Wexford crash were on their way to a wake 3 years ago

Four killed in Wexford crash were on their way to a wake

More details about the family who were killed in a road crash in Wexford last night have been revealed.

They died after the car they were in collided with a lorry travelling in the same direction at 6.30pm yesterday evening.

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It happened at Bergerin Hill on the main Wexford to New Ross road.

The four people - a couple in their 70s and their two sons, both in their forties - had come to Ireland from the US for a family funeral.

They were Irish but had been living in Illinois for a number of years, according to RTÉ.

They had rented a car at Shannon Airport and were driving to New Ross for the wake of Winnie Keevey, a sister of the woman killed in the crash.

It's thought the four family members became trapped in the car by the crash.

Emergency services cut open the car to free them but they were all pronounced dead at the scene.

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Their remains were taken to University Hospital Waterford for postmortem.

The driver of the lorry, a man in his forties, and a man in his thirties who was in the lorry at the time were uninjured by the crash but were treated for shock.