TRIBUTES HAVE been paid to a young couple who died tragically in a road traffic accident in County Meath.
Amy English, 21, and Conor McColgan, 23, lost their lives in a fatal crash involving their car and a lorry yesterday afternoon at Dunmoe, near Navan, Co Meath.
Despite emergency service's best efforts to save their lives, Ms English and Mr Mc Colgan were tragically pronounced dead at the scene and their bodies taken to Our Lady's Hospital in Navan to undergo a post-mortem.
The driver of the lorry involved in the crash, a 31 year old man, was uninjured in the accident. He was arrested at the scene and taken to Navan Garda Station where he was later released.
Tributes have now been paid to the young people whose lives were tragically cut short, with the Principal of Dunshaughlin Community College, Bridget Bennet, saying the community was "deeply saddened" by the loss of former pupil Amy.
"She was an avid basketball player, very bubbly, very caring," Ms Bennett wrote, extending her "thoughts and prayers" to her family.
A friend of Mr Mc Colgan and Ms English wrote on Facebook that he was "heartbroken" by the news.
"I do not know what to say," he wrote. "Yous will be missed.
"I'm lost for words."
Conor Mc Colgan's death was announced by Mc Laughlin Funeral Directors based in Derry, Northern Ireland where the young man was originally from before moving to Navan.
"Such sad news," one woman wrote under the announcement.
"Conor taken far too soon, may he rest in peace," another woman wrote.
His heartbroken aunt Josie wrote that her "wee nephew" was "gone but never forgotten".
"Until we meet again".
Investigations into the fatal crash which claimed the lives of Amy and Conor are ongoing, and Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses, including people who were travelling on the N51 between Navan and Slane from 12.30pm to 1.15pm who may have dash cam footage of the incident, to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Navan Garda Station on 046 9079930, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.
May they rest in peace.