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'Erratic' Gardai probe dangerous driving after pals of N7 crash victim Dean Maguire follow hearse

In video circulating on social media taken from inside a vehicle travelling behind the hearse, a voice is heard repeatedly shouting: “Go on Deano!”


Gardaí are investigating after associates of criminal Dean Maguire drove at high speed and on the wrong side of the road as they escorted his hearse through Crumlin, south Dublin.

Maguire was one of three men killed on 7 July when their BMW ploughed into a truck on the N7 and burst into flames.

In video circulating on social media taken from inside a vehicle travelling behind the hearse, a voice is heard repeatedly shouting: “Go on Deano!”

Sounding horns and with photographs of Dean Maguire stuck on the back windows, a number of cars are seen speeding through red lights and passing out each other and other traffic on the wrong side of the road.

The clip ends with a man angrily declaring “That f**king scumbag!” as it appears a vehicle had blocked their route close to the Red Cow roundabout.

Gardaí confirmed in a statement they are investigating “an incident of dangerous driving which occurred in and around the Old Naas Road and Crumlin areas of Dublin yesterday afternoon 14th of July 2021.”

“Gardai on patrol observed a number of vehicles engaged in dangerous and erratic driving.”

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Dean Maguire

Dean Maguire

“The managed containment operation was commenced and was subsequently stood down on the vehicles failed to stop.”

According to Dean Maguire’s death notice on RIP.ie, a private funeral will take place at Priory Church in Tallaght village at 11am tomorrow followed by burial at Newlands Cross Cemetery.

Maguire (29) of Tree Park Drive, Graham Taylor (31) of Kiltalown Park and Carl Freeman (26) of Rossfield Park died in the horror crash.

Just minutes before the horror collision, gardai had observed the BMW car that the three men were travelling in driving erratically in the Tallaght area.

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The horrific collision occurred sometime later when they went down the N7 on the wrong side of the dual carriageway hitting a truck head on.

The driver of the truck suffered serious injuries.

All three men had numerous convictions, had served time in prison and were closely linked to a notorious burglary gang.

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