Funeral of teacher struck by 4x4 to take place today

Dawn Croke pushed six-year-old girl out of the path of a moving vehicle

Dawn Croke died in an accident outside a school in Co Donegal. Photograph: Facebook

Dawn Croke died in an accident outside a school in Co Donegal. Photograph: Facebook

 

The funeral of Dawn Croke, the teacher who was killed while saving a young girl from being hit by a 4x4, will take place in Donegal on Monday.

Ms Croke’s funeral mass will take place at 11am at St Crona’s Church, Dungloe, followed by burial in Maghery Cemetery.

Ms Croke, a mother of two, died instantly when she was struck by the vehicle at St Crona’s National School in Dongloe at 6.30pm on Thursday.

The teacher, who was in her early 30s, had been there with her partner Paddy McHugh and Mr McHugh’s six-year-old daughter.

The incident occured when Mr McHugh’s white Ford Ranger, which had been parked on the school grounds, travelled forward in the direction of Ms Croke and the young girl.

It is understood Ms Croke managed to push the child away from the car but took the brunt of the impact herself.