Funerals of young crash victims to take place tomorrow

The late Matthew Crawford.
The late Shaun Graham.

The late Shaun Graham.

THE funerals of the two young men who died in Saturday morning’s horrific crash in Rathmullan will take place tomorrow (Monday) in Letterkenny.

Friends Shaun Graham (19) and Matthew Crawford (21) from Letterkenny were back-seat passengers in a car which crashed into a wall and tree on the Upper Knockalla Road just after 3 am.


Both men were killed instantly at the scene.

Shaun Graham will be laid to rest after Requiem Mass in St Eunan’s Cathedral while Matthew Crawford will also be buried following funeral mass at the Church of the Irish Martyrs.

Two other young men, one from Glenswilly and another from Churchill, were airlifted by helicopter to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.
Their injuries are not now understood to be life-threatening.

The late Mr Graham was from the Ballymacool area and worked at the Quiet Moment Tea Rooms which is owned by his uncle, Brendan McGlynn.

His parents Michael and Catriona, two brothers and sister are being comforted by family and friends this morning.

Mr Crawford was from Elmwood Downs.

The men had been socialising in Rathmullan and were driving to a house party when the accident happened.


A full investigation in to the cause of the crash is underway.


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