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Tragic death N7 crash victim Dean Maguire to be laid to rest in Dublin on Friday

Maguire was one of three men killed when the BMW car they were travelling in collided head-on with a lorry as it drove the wrong way down the N7 near Rathcoole at 11.40pm last Wednesday.

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Dean Maguire

Dean Maguire

Dean Maguire

The funeral of Dean Maguire, one of the men killed in the horrific N7 crash last week will take place this Friday . 

According to his death notice on RIP.ie, a private funeral will take place at Priory Church in Tallaght Village at 11am followed by burial at Newlands Cross Cemetery.

“The death has occurred of the late Dean Maguire (July 7) tragically,” the notice reads.

“Brother of the late, Thomas, sadly missed by his loving mother Kathleen, father Thomas, wife SallyAnn, daughters Katrice and Margaret, brothers and sisters, mother in-law Margaret, father in-law Johnny, sisters in-law, brothers in-law, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, extended family and a very wide large circle of friends.”

In the condolences section people have left messages including, “Sorry to hear of Dean's passing. Thinking of auntie Kathleen, Thomas , Sally Ann and Dean's children and all Dean's brothers, sisters and extended family.”

Another has written: “Deepest condolences to all the Maguire family and extended family and friends on your tragic loss, word's cannot express how I feel on Dean's passing over, you will be in my thoughts and prayers God bless you all.”

“One of the best people I’ve ever known,” another has added. “You would light up any room you walked into. It was honour to know such a great person.”

Maguire was one of three men killed when the BMW car they were travelling in collided head-on with a lorry as it drove the wrong way down the N7 near Rathcoole at 11.40pm last Wednesday.

This resulted in the car bursting into flames when it collided head-on with the truck.

The truck driver aged in his 40s is understood to have suffered “very serious” injuries to his legs which gardai described as non-life threatening was treated at University Hospital Tallaght.

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 vehicle first came to garda attention after being spotted near the Cookstown Cottages area of Tallaght.

Gardaí became suspicious of the vehicle but when they signalled for the driver to stop, the car sped away.

A patrol vehicle gave chase and pursued the car along the Cheeverstown Road.

When the suspect car entered the N7 on the wrong-side of the dual carriageway, gardaí stopped pursuing the vehicle for safety reasons.

The BMW vehicle then crashed into a truck before bursting into flames.

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