Second man dies after weekend car crash


A second man has died as a result of a single- vehicle crash in Westmeath at the weekend. Lee Scally (29), a member of the Defence Forces from Mullingar, is believed to have been driving the car, which crashed into a ditch near Mullingar at noon on Saturday.

Mr Scally died at the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar yesterday afternoon.

Quentin Reilly (19), who was a rear-seat passenger in the car, died the same day of injuries sustained in the crash. He is due to be buried following a funeral Mass in Mullingar today. A third occupant of the car survived with non-life-threatening injuries.

Westmeath County Council chairman Johnny Penrose said people were “very, very saddened” by the deaths.

Anyone with information on the crash can contact Mullingar Garda station on 044-938 4000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666111 or any Garda station.