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Tragedy Survivor of horror Wexford crash that killed pal says she is 'lucky to be alive'

One of the passengers in the car, 25-year-old Sean Hurley was taken to Wexford General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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The late Sean Hurley

The late Sean Hurley

The late Sean Hurley

A survivor of the horror crash that claimed the life of 25-year-old Sean Hurley has said she is ‘lucky to be alive.’

Posting on Facebook, Kayleigh Cullen who survived the crash in the early hours of Saturday, that claimed the life of Wexford man Sean, said: “I just can’t believe it. I’m heartbroken and sore.’

And in a moving tribute to her deceased friend, she wrote: “Hold your loved ones tight because in the blink of an eye things change.

“Like I kept telling you last night Sean, you’re loved forever.

“You took a piece of me with you last night.

“If only it was a bad dream.”

The Sunday World previously reported on how the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission was called in by gardai to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash, as the vehicle in which Sean was travelling had come to the attention of gardai prior to the fatal crash.

The vehicle was observed driving away from a patrol car but the Sunday World understands it was not pursued by gardaí.

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The collision in Wexford which left one man dead and three people injured.

The collision in Wexford which left one man dead and three people injured.

The collision in Wexford which left one man dead and three people injured.

A short time later, the patrol car came upon the same vehicle crashed on the N25 at Drinagh on the Wexford Road.

As is routine in such incidents where the vehicle had recently come to the attention of gardaí, GSOC was notified and began an investigation into the crash.

It’s understood the fatal single vehicle collision took place at approximately 1.40am on Saturday on the N25 at Drinagh on the Rosslare Road.

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One of the passengers in the car, 25-year-old Sean Hurley, from Tagoat was taken to Wexford General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the car, a woman in her twenties, was also taken to hospital for treatment to serious injuries.

Two other passengers in the car, a man in his late teens and Ms. Cullen, were treated for less serious injuries.

The road remained closed for several hours to allow for forensic collision investigators to carry out an examination of the crash site and diversions were put in place.

Gardaí appealed for witnesses and are particularly appealing to those with camera footage from along this route at the time of the collision, to make it available to investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wexford Garda Station at (053) 916 5200, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111, or any other Garda station.

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