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Roscommon Teenager Killed In Quad-Bike Accident In Lanzarote

By Shirleydonlon

January 15, 2018 at 1:37pm

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An Irish teenager has been killed in a tragic accident while on holiday in Lanzarote.

Stephen O'Gara was on holiday with his mother Maureen and his grandmother in the Canary Islands when he killed in a crash.

It is reported that he was riding a quad-bike when it collided with a car in the early hours of Saturday morning.

According to the Irish Independent, the 19-year-old was an apprentice carpenter. 

Local TD John O'Mahony said the community have been left stunned by the death of the young man.

He said: "He was a young lad just starting out in life. A few of the family were away on holidays and for this to happen is such a shock."

He added: "In a small community something like this affects an awful lot of people. When it happens abroad it is even harder because the community is not able to offer the same support to the family."

Relations of the family are understood to have travelled to Lanzarote to be with Stephen's mother as she makes arrangements to bring his body home.

Prayers were said for the young man, who was a former student of St Nathy's College, during a mass held yesterday.

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