Thursday , June 8 2023

The family "crushed" as tributes poured on two buddies killed in a terrible crash at Co Mayo


The families of Jack O'Hara and Ricky Langdon are "broken" for the death of close friends in a terrible car crash in Co Mayo on Monday night.

The tragedy also left third man Declan Ferguson, 29, struggling for his life.

The two men of the age of 20 died in the crash of a vehicle when their car hit a tree shortly after 11 pm on Monday.

Ricky, 28, is pronounced dead on stage at Killala Street, just outside Ballina, Co Mayo, while Jack, 21, died later in the hospital.

Their friend Declan, who was also in the car, is said to be in critical condition at Mayo University Hospital.

In one place at, Jack's family is said to be "broken," since the popular local Ballina died tragically.

Jack O'Hora (left) and Ricky Langdon (right) died tragically on Monday

The message was read: "Tragically after a traffic accident, Jack, his beloved son Kieran and Caroline and her loving brother Hannah, Scarlet and Danny.

"Deep sad heartbroken parents, sisters, brother, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and friends."

The goddess Ricky Loretta Hopkins pays tribute to her nephew in a Facebook position where she expressed her disaster when she heard the news.

He said: "My heart is broken for the loss of my niece Ricky Langdon you were a myth about everything you knew about and behind that smile you were golden heart we had our ups and downs but I loved you no matter what sleep tight sweet angel up to meet each other again. "

The Gardai are currently exploring the conditions surrounding the crash, which a local politician claims to have left the community in shock.

Independent consultant Gerry Ginty, who lives 70 meters from the crash point, said: "Originally, when I saw the flashing lights, I thought it was a checkpoint. But then I heard ambulances after that and I knew there was something serious about it.

"I looked out and there were guards on the street and I could see more lights blinking in the street with the fire brigade and an ambulance.

"Then two ambulances left the scene in the direction of Castlebar at great speed, so I knew there was something serious wrong.

"Many young people were in a shocked state, friends of the children involved, young people, you would be in their teens or 20 years old.

"You could have known from them that there was something serious that they seemed to know the full extent of what happened.Talking to some of them seemed to realize that Ricky Langdon was dead but I do not think they knew the second child [Jack] was at this stage.

The scene of a fatal road accident during the night on Killala Street in Ballina where two men died

"They both lived a mile away from Ballina, I met only Ricky a few times but I would know his father and his grandfather going to school with me." The family would have been in town for a long time.

"It would be a nice family with a huge circle of friends there and a huge extended family. There will be many locals who will provide them with support and help and I would also like to extend my sympathies.

"It is the worst nightmare of people who have to wake up at 12 or 1 in the evening and tell them these news. It is the worst fear of each parent."

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