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Meath crash victim Julie Kehoe was 'adored and idolised' by her kids

The mum-of-three (27) was killed when the car she was travelling in with her children collided with another on the N52 in Kells on Friday
The late Julie Kehoe.

The late Julie Kehoe.

Neasa Cumiskey

The sister of tragic New Year’s Eve crash victim Julie Kehoe has said that the family is suffering “hell on earth.”

The mum-of-three (27), from Craanford in Co. Wexford, was killed when the car she was travelling in with her children collided with another at 4.15pm on the N52 in Kells on Friday.

Julie was brought to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown to be treated for her injuries, but later passed away, while the passengers of the other car, a couple both aged in their 20s, also died.

Her children, Jack, Grace, and Hannah survived and were taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Drogheda. Jack, the eldest, was later transferred to Temple Street Children’s Hospital, where he is recovering well.

Speaking to The Gorey Guardian, Julie’s sister Martina said that the former care worker was loved by everyone she met.

“Julie was full of life and such a warrior and the most selfless person you could ever meet,” she said.

“She could talk to a child of 10, the same as she would to a woman of 85. She loved her work and was a hard-working mother. Jack loved the bones of his mother, and Julie lost her father at 12 and now he has lost his mother.

“Julie lived a good life and her children were her everything. She was just the best mother, daughter, sister, friend, and carer you could ask for.

“She was so loved by everyone and she didn’t know how much she meant to everyone.

“She was everyone’s world, she meant everything to everyone so I can’t even put it into words what an amazing person she was. Everyone she met loved her and her friends idolised her.”

Martina said that Julie’s death has been particularly difficult for her mother Geraldine and partner Dessie.

“Julie was so important to my mam, and Dessie adored her and she adored him, their whole life was just starting.

“They had their home up in Cavan and Hannah was just four weeks old yesterday and they were all planning to move up there together. There’s just a year and six days between Grace and Hannah.”

It is understood that Julie’s funeral will take place later this week in Craanford as gardaí continue to investigate the tragic crash.

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