Gardai appealing for witnesses to a fatal crash in Co. Kildare

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a fatal crash in Co Kildare last night which claimed the lives of four young women. The collision – involving a car and a van – happened on the N78 at Burtown, near Athy at a quarter to ten. Gardaí have named the four victims as 19 year old Aisling Middleton from Athy and 19 year olds Gemma Nolan and Niamh Doyle from Carlow, along with 20 year old Chermain Carroll from Carlow. garda badgeThe driver of the car is being treated for injuries in hospital as are the 2 men who were travelling in the van. The road at Athy has since reopened following a forensic examination. Catherine O’Sullivan, course programme director at St Patrick’s College in Carlow, where Gemma Nolan was a second year student, told Beat 102-103 support services are available at the college. [audio_player src=””]