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IrelandIrish athlete Craig Lynch named as dad who tragically died in crash in Kells, Co Meath

11:30  09 september  2019
11:30  09 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The dad -of-one tragically died after the car he was driving struck a wall at around 1.40am on Sunday morning. The 29-year-old was killed in the single-vehicle © Google Maps Kells Garda station, Co Meath Lynch was also part of the Ireland team that ran alongside Thomas Barr, Dara Kervick, Brian

Irish athlete Craig Lynch has died in a car crash in Co Meath at the age of 29. He was killed in a single-vehicle crash on the Slane road between Kells and Oristown in the early hours of Sunday morning. It is understood his car left the road and struck a wall.

Irish athlete Craig Lynch named as dad who tragically died in crash in Kells, Co Meath © INPHO/Karen Delvoije Ireland's Craig Lynch in the 400m Men's heats at the 2016 European Athletics Championships The man who died in a crash in Co Meath has been named as Irish athlete Craig Lynch.

The dad-of-one tragically died after the car he was driving struck a wall at around 1.40am on Sunday morning.

The 29-year-old was killed in the single-vehicle crash which happened on the R163 at Headfort between Kells and Oristown.

He represented Team Ireland in the 400m event at the European Championships back in 2016.

His local running club paid tribute on Sunday to one of its "most talented athletes".

Irish athlete Craig Lynch named as dad who tragically died in crash in Kells, Co Meath © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited Ireland's Craig Lynch at the 2016 European Athletics Championships, Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam ©INPHO/Karel Delvoije

In a statement the Co Cavan club, Shercock AC, said: "Following the tragic death of Craig Lynch, one of our most talented athletes, in a car accident last night, our thoughts and sympathies are with his parents, brothers, sisters, daughter, fiancée and all family members, indeed the whole Shercock community at this sad time. Rest in Peace Craig."

Man in his 20s dies following road crash in Meath

Man in his 20s dies following road crash in Meath The collision happened on the R163 at Headfort, Kells at around 1.40am.

Tributes have been paid to athlete Craig Lynch who died following a road crash in Co Meath on Sunday. The 29-year-old sprinter died in a single-vehicle “We were extremely saddened to hear of the tragic death of Craig . Our sympathies and prayers are with Craig ’s family, Shercock AC and the

Image: Twiiter/ athleticsireland. Mr. Lynch has a young child and was engaged to be married. A man who was killed in a single vehicle car crash has been named as Craig Lynch , a noted athlete who previously represented Ireland at the European Championships.

No funeral arrangements have yet been made for the popular school teacher who was due to get married.

Irish athlete Craig Lynch named as dad who tragically died in crash in Kells, Co Meath © Google Maps Kells Garda station, Co Meath Lynch was also part of the Ireland team that ran alongside Thomas Barr, Dara Kervick, Brian Murphy, Brian Gregan and Richard Morrissey in the 2015 World Relay Championships.

Meanwhile, his body was removed on Sunday morning to the mortuary at Navan Hospital. Gardai confirmed they are investigating the crash and appealed for witnesses to come forward.

A garda spokesman added: "Anyone with information is asked to contact Kells Garda Station 046-9280820 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111."

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