27 July 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Local communities in Bawn and Latton were shocked and saddened at the death of a young man from the area in a single-vehicle accident that took place outside Shercock on Sunday evening.
Killian McElroy, from Lisiniskey, Shantonagh, who had turned 18 earlier this month, was thrown from a van he was driving when it overturned after hitting the verge, on the Kingscourt road about a mile outside Shercock at 5pm on Sunday. It is understood that he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 17-year-old male passenger was taken to Cavan General Hospital, but his injuries were not life-threatening.
The sense of loss at Mr McElroy’s untimely death was reflected in the huge attendance at his funeral Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Bawn yesterday (Wednesday), where chief celebrant Fr Tom Quigley PP was joined by Fr Michael Daly PP Donaghmoyne, Fr Jerry White SS CC Tanagh and Fr Kevin Donohoe, the former chaplain at St Aidan’s Comprehensive School, Cootehill.
Killian, who had been a popular student at St Aidan’s, is survived by his parents Eamonn and Carmel and his brothers and sisters Elaine, Darren, Gary and Dervla.
Meanwhile, three men were injured, one seriously, when the car they were travelling in left the road and hit a tree at Magheross, on the Drumconrath road just outside Carrickmacross.
They were taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, from which the 20-year-old driver, who remains in a critical condition, was later transferred to Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.
It is understood that the other two men, aged 19 and 21, have been released from hospital. All three are from the Drumconrath area.
Garda are asking any witnesses to either of the accidents to contact them at the Bailieboro (042 969 4570) or Carrickmacross (042 966 1222) garda stations.

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