Netizen 24 IRL: Tributes paid to Danny Barnes after horror crash at school railings in Wexford

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Tributes paid to Danny Barnes after horror crash at school railings in Wexford

Tributes have been paid to a young dad who died when the car he was driving smashed into the railings of a primary school.

Tragic Danny Barnes, aged 25, was pronounced dead at the scene at Kennedy Park National School in Wexford town at around 12.30am.

His body has been taken to Wexford Hospital.

There were two other male passengers in the vehicle, which is said to have lost control before colliding with a barrier.

Accident scene at Whitemill Road

They have been taken to Wexford Hospital with serious injuries.

It is believed the vehicle was being pursued by gardai at the time and The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission are investigating.

Danny Barnes, from the Liam Mellows area of Wexford town, was employed as a scaffolder and his older brother Nicky also died in tragic circumstances bac k in 2011.

Danny Barnes

Local Sinn Fein Cllr Tom Forde said: “He’s a popular young fella from a popular family.

"They’re all well-liked and well-respected in the local community.

"So it’s terrible news and very sad news to hear this morning.

“It’s shocking.

"Thoughts are with the family waking up to that news, it’s awful.

"I would have known a couple of the brothers and they were lovely guys you know and very active, very involved in the community.

"Their father Sean would be a well known boxing coach in Wexford town.”

Accident scene at Whitemill Road

Gardai have appealed for witnesses to contact Wexford Garda Station on 053-9165200 or the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111.

Source: Google News

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