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Four members of one family killed in ROI road accident

The family had just flown in from the US to attend a funeral mass

Four members of the same family were killed just hours after arriving in Ireland from the United States

Three men and a woman were killed instantly after the car they were travelling in collided with a lorry on the N25 near New Ross, Co Wexford.

The incident happened around 6.30pm on Monday, December 4.

The four are all believed to be from Illinois and had flown into Shannon Airport earlier yesterday for the funeral of a relative in Co Wexford.

The lorry driver and his passenger avoided serious injury, although the driver was treated at the scene for severe shock.

The scene of the crash remains sealed off by police who have closed a section of the N25 near Cushinstown.

Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to contact New Ross Garda station on 051 426030, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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