Two teens killed in crash after car lost control on drive home from work
'These were good young people returning home from working in a local restaurant but then the unthinkable happened.'
Two 18-year-olds have died after the car they were in lost control on the way home from work.
The victims, named locally as Alana Harkin and Thomas Gallagher, died in a crash on the R238 in Co Donegal, the Republic of Ireland, shortly before 1am on Monday morning.
Alana had been working a night shift at a local restaurant and was returning hometo Gleneely with Thomas when the crash happened.
The car left the road and crashed in a wooded area.
A third teenager was rushed to hospital but his injuries are not understood to be life threatening, The Sun reports.
Local county councillor from Culdaff Johnny McGuinness said the entire community is just devastated by the loss of such young lives.
He said: ‘These were good young people returning home from working in a local restaurant but then the unthinkable happened.
‘They were lovely young people with their entire lives ahead of them.
‘They were young people coming home from work and it’s not that they were out late at night partying or anything like that.
‘People are starting to think about the festive season and that’s obviously a very family-orientated time of year.
‘But to think that these poor young souls won’t be with their families then is hard to take.
‘But the community will gather around and support the families as best they can but it is very difficult to take it all in at the moment.
‘Everyone is just so numb that we are facing this kind of tragedy and loss again in our local community.’
A Garda spokesperson said: ‘Any road users who were travelling on the R238 in the early hours of Monday morning between midnight and 1am and has camera footage including dash-cam, is asked to make this available to Gardaí.
‘Anyone with any information is asked to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 932 0540, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.’
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