TRIBUTES have been paid to a teenager who died in a three-car-crash which left her mother critically injured yesterday.
Aisling Dolan, 19, passed away yesterday following a collision on the N11 near Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford shortly after 12pm.
The New Ross native was a front-seat passenger in a black Peugeot hatchback driven by her mother Breda, 52.
Breda Dolan was airlifted to Tallaght Hospital from the scene with serious injuries and remains fighting for her life today.
A van and a pick-up truck were also involved in the accident but both drivers and passengers escaped with minor injuries.
Local Sinn Fein councillor Johnny Mythen said the community was devastated by the news.
He said: "It's a tragedy for the family involved. A lovely fine day like today and their whole life has been turned around.
"It's the last kind of phone call anyone wants to get. The whole town is in shock.
"I understand there was a man from the town involved also and hopefully he'll be OK."
A friend of Aisling said:"Aisling touched all our lives so much and we are completely heartbroken."
Another told the Independent.ie: "Today my life was turned upside down. Love and will miss you always Ais."
Part of the N11 was closed yesterday to allow for a Garda forensic team to examine the scene.
Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Enniscorthy Garda Station on 053 924 2580, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.