US family dies in County Wexford road crash

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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.