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US family dies in County Wexford road crash

The crash happened on the N25 near New Ross, County Wexford Image copyright RTÉ
Image caption The crash happened on the N25 near New Ross, County Wexford

Four members of a US family have been killed in a road crash in the Republic of Ireland.

The victims - a woman in her 70s, a man in his 70s and two men in their 50s - were all from Illinois.

They had been due to attend a family funeral, and are understood to have arrived at Shannon airport just hours earlier.

They died when their car crashed with a lorry on the N25 near New Ross, County Wexford, at about 18:30 on Monday.

The lorry driver and a passenger who was in the vehicle were not hurt.

Gardaí (Irish Police) believe the two older passengers may have originally been from Ireland.

A local councillor said the incident was "completely devastating".

"Everyone is just shocked by what has happened," said John Fleming.

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