Funeral arrangements announced for Ballymote road crash victim

One of the victims of yesterday’s tragic crash in Co Roscommon will be laid to rest on Tuesday.

27-year-old Daniel Dolphin and 35-year-old Liga Smolaka, from Latvia, died when their car hit a tree on the Edmonstown Road in Ballaghaderreen.

Daniel’s funeral is taking place in his home town of Ballymote, Co Sligo, on Tuesday – while Liga also lived in the area.

Ballaghaderreen resident and former mayor of Roscommon, Michael Scally, says the crash happened on a dangerous bend.