Funeral details announced for young father who died in Limerick road collision

The late Tyler Kelly's funeral cortège will arrive at St Mary’s Church, Athlunkard Street, for funeral mass at 11am, Friday.

FUNERAL arrangements were announced today Tuesday for a Limerick father of two, who died in a road collision, which also left a teenager with serious injuries in hospital.

The deceased, named locally as Tyler Kelly, 21, from St Oliver Plunkett Street, St Mary’s Park, Limerick City, died at the scene of the two-car collision, in Co Clare, last Friday, September 9.

Mr Kelly was traveling in a BMW jeep which collided with a VW Golf and the front wall of a house at Parteen, situated close to the Clare Limerick border.

A male teenager also travelling in the jeep was seriously injured and is being treated for his injuries at University Hospital Limerick.

A postmortem was conducted on Mr Kelly’s body at UHL and his remains were released back to his family who were preparing his funeral.

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Mr Kelly is “very deeply regretted by his mother Julie, brothers Jordan and Alan, sister Kelsey, and children Kylie and Karson”, an online obituary read.

“Tyler will be greatly missed by his extended family and his many friends l, some of who classed him as a brother,” his family stated.

Mr Kelly’s body will be reposing at Cross’s Funeral Home, Gerald Griffin Street, Limerick City, from 2.30pm-5pm, Thursday, September 15.

The funeral cortège will arrive at St Mary’s Church, Athlunkard Street, for funeral mass at 11am, Friday.

Mr Kelly’s remains will be laid to rest afterwards at Mount Saint Lawrence (extension) Cemetery.

A makeshift shrine of flowers and balloons has been growing in size at the scene of the fatal collision over the past few days.

A message on one floral tribute read: “R.I.P. Tyler, the one and only, you’ll never be forgotten! Watch over your kids who you adored & your family at this heartbreaking time.”

“Our chats, I’ll never forget. You are missed and loved so much. Always and forever, my friend, love Lizzie xoxo,” the note concluded.

Mr Kelly’s brother, Jordan Kelly, posted heartfelt tributes to him online, and described his sibling as “one in a billion”.

“Too young, too good for this dark world we live in. Tyler you were loved by everyone, but I need one thing from you, please look over us,” stated Mr Kelly.

“I’ll love you always and forever, I just can’t believe this is happening,” he added.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the collision as well as anyone who may have dash cam footage of the moments before and after the fatal crash.

A garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a fatal road traffic collision on the R463 in Parteen, Co Clare on Friday, September 9, involving two cars, shortly before 10pm.”

“A man, aged in his 20s, received fatal injuries from the collision and was later pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics. A second man, in his late teens, and from the same vehicle, was taken to University Hospital Limerick to receive treatment for serious injuries.”

Gardaí closed the road for two days as garda forensic collision investigators conducted detailed technical examinations.

“Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward and any road users with video footage (including dash cam) is asked to make this available to them,” said the spokesperson.

Anyone with information can contact Henry Street Garda Station on 061 212 400 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.