Tragedy struck the small village of Mountcharles in the early hours of Monday morning when a 19-year-old man lost his life following a single vehicle car accident on the outskirts of the village.
The victim, Christopher Kane from Drimcoe, Mountcharles, was attending a farewell party for a friend who is emigrating to Australia this week and the tragedy is all the more poignant in that Christopher had planned to go to Australia in search of a new life later in the year in May.
The accident occurred at Station Road which ironically was the scene of another fatal accident some years ago and Gardai from Donegal Town and Glenties were on the scene shortly following the collision.
Christopher had been travelling home with three others, one of whom was his younger brother, when the tragic accident occurred at around 2 am. The three men, who were in their twenties, were rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital where their injuries are described as “not life threatening.”
Read more in today’s Donegal Democrat and Donegal People’s Press.