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Funeral arrangements confirmed for three family members from Erris who died in Claremorris collision

Post mortem examinations were carried out yesterday at Mayo University Hospital on three family members who died in a road collision near Claremorris on Monday.

Mother of four Marcella Wilson, her mother Mary Ann Wilson, and Marcella’s 7-year old son Séan Wilson McGlynn from Cross, Binghamstown, Belmullet died when their car collided with an articulated truck at the junction of the Old Ballindine road and the N17 shortly after 12 noon on Monday.

Their remains will repose at McDonnell’s Funeral Home, Belmullet tomorrow from 2 to 5pm and from 6 to 8pm, arriving at St Joseph’s Church Binghamstown at 10pm.

Funeral Mass will take place at 1 o’clock on Friday afternoon, followed by burial in Cross Cemetery.

The community of Erris has been devastated at news of the tragedy, while a Claremorris councillor says it’s past time for Transport Infrastructure Ireland to take action to slow down traffic on the N17 between Claremorris and Ballindine, given the number of collisions on that stretch of road.

Councillor Tom Connolly says 14 collisions had occurred at the Lisduff / Meelickmore junction when he questioned Gardai on the matter three years ago, while he also has concerns about the junctions at Gaelscoil de Burca and at Claremorris golf course on the N17.

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