Victims of Inishowen crash to be laid to rest this morning


The funerals of the Donegal family killed in a crash in Inishowen on Thursday will take place today in Moville.

49-year-old John Mullan, 14-year-old Tomás and six-year-old Amelia died after their car skidded off the road into the water at Lough Foyle.

The family of four had been on their way back from a day out ten pin bowling in Derry, when Mr Mullan somehow lost control of the car at Three Trees in Quigley's Point, causing it to skid across the road and plunge into Lough Foyle shortly after 10pm.

Mr Mullan's wife and mother of the children escaped from the sinking car and was rescued. Nurse Geraldine Mullan was taken to Letterkenny University hospital but her injuries were said to be not serious.

Gardai are investigating the possibility that road resurfacing work that had been underway just a couple of days earlier, may have contributed to the crash. Stormy weather conditions may also have been a factor it's believed.

The funeral of all three will take place in Moville parish church at 11am.

The family have asked for donations to Laura Lynn Children's hospice in lieu of flowers.