A 20-YEAR-OLD student, struck by a hit-and-run driver as she and her friend left a nightclub, was one of five people killed on the roads this bank holiday weekend.
Kelly Grehan and her friend had just left the club in Gorey, Co Wexford, and were crossing the road at a set of traffic lights when they were struck. The car did not stop and was found burnt out and abandoned a short time later.
Also yesterday, two men in their 20s died when their car hit a wall in Ballymun, Dublin, at about 7am.
Two separate two-car collisions on Friday and Saturday claimed the lives of two men in their 60s in Carlow and Donegal.
The weekend’s carnage brings to 178 the number of deaths on the roads since the start of the year. The figure is, however, still 13 deaths lower than the number of deaths in the same period last year.
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