Athy car crash driver to face trial in July
Four friends died in January 2015 collision of car with transit van
Dayna Kearney is to go on trial for dangerous driving causing deaths. Photograph: Dave Meehan
The car in which they were travelling, a Volkswagon Polo driven by Ms Kearney, collided with a transit van, killing the four instantly on January 6th, 2015. The five friends were returning from an ice-skating trip when their car hit the van on the N78 road at Burtown, outside Athy.
Judge Michael O’Shea, sitting in Naas Circuit Court on Tuesday, set Ms Kearney’s trial for July 10th. Ms Kearney, who was in court, also faces a charge of driving a defective vehicle.