Tributes paid to Dublin teenager who 'lay in ditch for hours' after fatal crash
Emotional tributes have been paid to the 18-year-old Dublin man who was killed in a car accident in Co Kildare on Sunday.
The teenager, named locally as Evan Nolan, lost his life when the car he was driving was involved in a crash after midnight.
It is believed that the car lay in a drain until lunchtime when it was discovered by a member of the public.
The 18-year-old, who was originally from Clondalkin but living in Derrinturn, Co Kildare, was pronounced dead at the scene.
His body was taken to Naas General Hospital for a post-mortem.
Local parish priest Fr John Fitzpatrick extended his sympathies to his family.
"It's very, very sad for the family and for the whole area," he told the Herald.
Tributes to the victim poured in on social media last night, with friends expressing their shock.
"Heaven really has gained an angel, you were the nicest lad I ever met and hadn’t a bad word to say about anyone," wrote one.
Another posted: "You're my best friend and always will. I will never forget you bro. I love you so much."
The stretch of road where the accident happened was closed yesterday to allow forensic investigators to examine the scene.
Gardai are appealing for witnesses, particularly those who travelled on the R402 between Carbury and Edenderry between midnight and 2pm on Sunday, to contact Leixlip garda station.