Tributes for Irishman killed in collision in Spain

Sad: Sean McShea
Sad: Sean McShea

An Irishman living in Spain has been killed in a road collision, authorities have confirmed.

Sean McShea (34), from Dublin, was fatally injured when the car he was driving crashed at the entrance to Estepona Port.

The collision occurred at approximately 5am on Monday. 

McShea had been living the area with his wife for the previous eight years where he ran a successful fitness business. It is believed he was the only casualty in the collision.

The former boxer was praised earlier this year after he saved several people from a burning building  at Duquesa Port.

Lia Mullins McShea, his wife, said: "Sean would be so proud and boastful to know he made the news being called a hero!"

She paid tribute to him following the fatal car crash. 

"Sean was tragically killed in a car accident this morning," she wrote. 

"Life is not fair. I'm completely broken, I can't speak.

"Sean was a very brave strong man, he loved to help people. He loved us so much and I know he did everything he could for us. Our children adore him.

"I just wish this wasn't true, I wish he would just walk through the front door now. I want him to hold me in his arms and tell me it's going to be ok.

"I want to hear him make our children laugh hysterically again.

"I want to hold his hand. We were friends since we were 5yrs old , We were together 10 eventful years, life was never boring with Sean.

"Life will never ever be the same. I miss you Sean so so much. You are with your mam now.

"RIP my beautiful angel. I will always love you xxx."

The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed it was providing consular assistance to his family.