Family of man killed after taxi hijacking speak of their grief

Dylan Lacey is second man to die following crash on North Wall Quay on Monday

The scene of the crash on Monday where a hijacked taxi crashed at the North Wall killing two of the three occupants. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The scene of the crash on Monday where a hijacked taxi crashed at the North Wall killing two of the three occupants. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Wed, Aug 7, 2013, 15:16

The family of the second man who died from injuries sustained when a hijacked taxi crashed into a lock bridge in Dublin city centre over the bank holiday weekend have spoken of their “inexpressible grief” at the young man’s death.

Dylan Lacey (21) from Ringsend in Dublin was pronounced dead yesterday afternoon in the Mater hospital. He was the second person to have died as a result of the crash in which another man in his twenties, Daniel Lynch, was also killed.

In a death notice posted this afternoon Mr Lacey’s family described their “inexpressible grief” at the young man’s death.

Mr Lacey’s funeral mass will take place in St Patrick’s Church in Ringsend on Saturday.

He is survived by his mother Helen, father Barry, brother Robert and sisters Lesley Anne and Chloe.

It is understood gardaí are waiting to interview a third male who was also injured in the crash which happened at North Wall Quay at about 2.40am on Monday, a short time after a Nigerian taxi driver, Matthew Adekunle Ilori, was threatened.

The taxi driver managed to break free and fled from the car, which subsequently crashed less than 1km away.

Gardaí are continuing to investigate the circumstances leading up to the crash and are appealing for witnesses to contact Store Street Garda station on (01) 666 8000.