Ireland 'Gentle giant' (21) killed in car crash was due to get married next year

20:10  10 october  2017
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Bernard Mongan Bernard Mongan A young man who died in a car crash in Galway last night was due to get married next year.

Bernard Mongan (21) from Cluide, Corrundulla in Co Galway was killed on Monday night after his car collided with another car at Carrowhuineagh, Dunmore, Co Galway at 8.30pm.

Two units of Tuam Fire Brigade attended the scene.

Mr Mongan was due to get married next June. His fiancée Chantelle McDonagh had been on a family holiday to Medjugorje when the tragic accident occurred. She is now travelling home.

He is survived by his parents John and Ellen Mongan, two sisters and two brothers.

His uncle Tom Mongan said the entire family were in shock at the news.

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Tributes have been paid to young man Bernard Mongan who was tragically killed in a road crash on Monday night. Bernard, 21 , who lives in Co Galway, was due to get married next summer to fiancee Chantelle McDonagh.

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"Bernard was a very, very nice guy. He was due to get married next June. We just can’t take it in, we can’t really believe it. The family are just in shock and traumatised," he said.

He described the young man as a "gentle giant".

"Bernard was a big guy, a six footer and very very strong guy but he was just a gentle giant. Everybody liked Bernard," he added.

The family are now finalising funeral arrangements for the young man.

"Chantelle is still in Medjugorje, she wasn’t due home until next week, now she’s flying into the UK on Monday night and then back to Knock," he added.

A passenger in the car who received minor injuries has been released from hospital. He suffered a broken shoulder in the accident.

It is understood the accident occurred after Mr Mongan lost control of the car on a dangerous bend and hit a ditch.

The car is believed to have rolled onto its roof and slid into an oncoming car carrying a couple in their 70s and a two-year-old child.

The occupants in the second car, a 74-year-old male driver, 70-year-old female passenger and two-year-old girl sustained only minor injuries.

The road remained closed off until this afternoon to facilitate an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions were in place.

Gardaí investigating the accident appealed for any witnesses to contact Tuam Garda Station on 093-70840 The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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