Cork death crash victims named

Gardaí tonight named the four Polish men who died in an horrific car accident in Co Cork.

Gardaí tonight named the four Polish men who died in an horrific car accident in Co Cork.

The construction workers were killed instantly after the car they were travelling in smashed head-on into a truck on a road outside of Bandon on Friday night.

Sylwester Szezyrow, 25, from Parknamore, Ballincollig, was the driver of the car.

The others are 27-year-old male Andrzej Wojciechowski, Ballincollig, who had been in the front passenger seat, Radoslaw Nowak, 23, from Longrange, Powdermills, Ballincollig, and 28-year-old Rafal Corski, Parknamore Rise, Ballincollig.

The accident happened at Goggins Hill, Balinhassig at around 10pm. The lorry driver, a local man in his 20s, suffered minor injuries.

The death toll on Irish roads this year has now reached 122.

Steps are being taken to have the men’s bodies returned to their families in Poland.

Elsewhere, a man in his mid-20s who died when the car he was driving collided with two stray horses on a road outside Navan, Co Meath, was named as 26-year-old Martin Coen, from Lacken, Kilmihill, Clare.

The crash happened at Garlow Cross at about 6am. Both animals also died at the scene.

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