Sad­ness at the death of John (23)

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

THE 23-YEAR-OLD who died in Mon­day evening’s road ac­ci­dent on the R748 has been named lo­cally as John Byrne from Em­met Place, Carnew.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred on the Carnew to Aughrim Road shortly after 2 p.m. and Mr Byrne was fa­tally in­jured when he came off his mo­tor­cy­cle at Hill­brook Lower. It is be­lieved that he was trav­el­ling to­wards Ti­na­hely at the time.

Emer­gency ser­vices at­tended the scene but Mr Byrne was pro­nounced dead a short time later.

The road was closed off overnight and ex­am­i­na­tions were con­ducted by Garda Foren­sic Col­li­sion In­ves­ti­ga­tors yes­ter­day morn­ing, Tues­day.

A post-mortem was car­ried out at Naas Hos­pi­tal.

Mr Byrne, who worked in Ti­na­hely as a me­chanic, was well known in the area and was the son of Mary and the late Michael Byrne. He was one of nine chil­dren in the fam­ily and a past pupil of Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew.

Ac­cord­ing to Cllr Pat Do­ran who lives in Carnew, Mr Byrne was a well liked young man who had a pas­sion for mo­tor­bikes. ‘He was a grand chap, very nice and his fam­ily have lived in Em­met Place for the last 40 years. They are shat­tered by this news. It is very sad,’ he said.

The late John Byrne.

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