Irishman dies in car accident in Spain

Irishman dies in car accident in Spain

AN Irishman has died following a car crash in Spain.

Dubliner Sean McShea, 34, was killed when the car he was in crashed at the entrance to the port in Estepona in Malaga province at around 5am on Sunday, September 6.

Reports state that the former boxer, who was living in Spain, was the driver of the car and that nobody else was injured.

In March Mr McShea was deemed a hero after he saved several people from a burning block of flats as he was walking home at 2am at Duquesa Port in Malaga province.

He entered the burning building on his hands and knees to avoid the smoke before finding a fire extinguisher and putting the fire out.

Following Sunday's tragedy, his wife Lia Mullins McShea paid tribute to her partner of 10 years in a Facebook post.

She said: “Life is not fair. I'm completely broken, I can't speak. Sean was a very brave strong man, he loved to help people. He loved us so much and I know he did everything he could for us.

“Our children adore him. I just wish this wasn't true, I wish he would just walk through the front door now. I want him to hold me in his arms and tell me it's going to be ok.

“I want to hear him make our children laugh hysterically again. I want to hold his hand. We were friends since we were five yrs old.

"We were together 10 eventful years, life was never boring with Sean. Life will never ever be the same. I miss you Sean so so much. You are with your mam now. RIP my beautiful angel.”

The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that it is providing consular assistance to the family of an Irish citizen who died in Spain recently.