Tributes paid to bride-to-be killed in hit-and-run in Co Donegal
“A young life taken too soon."
Tributes are being paid to bride-to-be Laura Connolly who was killed in a hit-and-run incident in Co Donegal.
34-year-old Connolly was hit by a van just after 2.45am on Sunday morning on the N15 at Townparks, Lifford, Co Donegal.
Emergency services attended the scene and took Connolly to University Hospital Letterkenny, where she later died. A man has since been arrested in connection with the death.
Laura's uncle Andy Connolly has paid tribute to his niece online, and urged anyone with any information on the incident to come forward.
"A girl so full of life - a son and boyfriend, father, mother and brother all left with their world turned upside down,” he said on Facebook.
"RIP Laura you’ll be sorely missed always. I’ll always remember good aul laughs we had. Rest easy. From your maddest uncle.”
Local SDLP councillor Jason Barr also shared a tribute to Laura online, writing that his heart “aches" for her family.
"Laura was one of the most caring, out going, bubbly, mad as a box of frogs girls you could ever meet, if you wanted a laugh, Laura would of gave it to you,” he said. “A young life taken too soon in such tragic circumstances.
“My whole hearted condolences goes out to her mum and dad, fiancé, son, siblings the wider Connolly family circle and her close friends. May god give you all the strength to get through this.”
According to the Irish Times, Laura had been window shopping for wedding dresses a few hours before she was hit by the van.
She had said goodbye to a friend before walking in the direction of Lifford, where she was hit. The van did not remain at the scene.
A man in his 40s has since been arrested in connection with the incident under section four of the Criminal Justice Act.