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Funeral details announced for Katie Graham, the young Laois girl killed in Carlow crash

Funeral details have been announced for Katie Graham, the young Laois girl killed in a Carlow road crash on Wednesday night.

Aged 19, Katie was from Ballinagall, Ballickmoyler, and a past student of Arles National School.

She had also attended St Leo’s in Carlow and Castlecomer Community School.

Katie, along with Daryl Culbert (21) from Kiltegan in Wicklow and Michael Kelly (25) from Nurney in Carlow.

A fourth person in the car, a man in his 20s from Carlow, was initially taken to St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny before being transferred to Beaumont Hospital to be treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Predeceased by her brother Noel Jnr. and her grandparents Síle and Noel, Katie is deeply regretted by her loving parents Damien and Breda, sister Laura, grandparents Andy and Mary (Hosey), aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and many, many friends.

Reposing at her residence (R93 Y7YO) on Sunday afternoon (February 4th) from 3pm until 8pm with Rosary at 7pm.

Removal on Monday morning to arrive at The Church of the Sacred Heart, Arles for Requiem Mass at 11am followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

The tragic incident happened at 11.30pm on Wednesday on the N80 at Leagh on the Wexford Road in Carlow.

The victims of Wednesday night’s crash were travelling in a red Lexus car with English registration plates.

Superintendent Anthony Farrell appealed for anyone who may have seen a car of this description between Ballon and Carlow town last night to contact investigators.

He said: “It’s believed that the driver of a red Lotus with an English registration plate lost control of the vehicle travelling towards Carlow town, impacting a tree.

“There is no indication yet as to what caused the crash. An Garda Siochana are exploring all avenues as part of this investigation and we make a media appeal for people who might have been on the Wexford Road area of the town.”

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