A young bride-to-be who died in a horror car accident hours before his wedding had tragically warned his friends to “drive safely” in a post posted on social media a few weeks earlier.
Miley Harty, 20, of Asseaton in County Limerick, was due to marry her sweetheart Kate McQuilligan on Saturday.
A few hours earlier, he had been killed instantly when the vehicle in which he was a passenger left the road.
Now his heartbroken fiancée, family and loved ones are preparing to bury him after his funeral mass on Tuesday.
Mr Harty died instantly when the car in which he was a front passenger hit a pole at around 1 a.m. in Cragmore, on the Askeaton road in Rathkeale.
A teenager, who Gardaí said was driving the car, was arrested by Gardaí at the scene on suspicion of having committed a traffic violation.
A third man, who was a passenger in the back of the car – a silver-colored hatchback Skoda – was taken by ambulance from the scene to Limerick University Hospital with what gardaí described as “non-fatal injuries.” his life in danger ”.
Just weeks before her untimely and tragic death, Miley took to Facebook to share a post with her friends warning them to drive safely.
Tragically, the July 22 post read, “You can replace a car but you can’t replace one of the boys, drive safe guys.”
Earlier on Saturday, at the church where their wedding was said to have taken place, Kate was supported by hundreds of family and friends as they mourned outside St Munchin’s Church in Limerick.
Dozens of blue heart-shaped balloons bearing the inscription “King For A Day” and “20” were released into the sky above the church grounds.
And now the heartbroken fiancee Kate, who just hours before her tragic death had expressed her joy and enthusiasm to marry the love of her life in their ‘fairy tale’ on Saturday, has sworn they are husbands. and wife.
Writing on social media, the heartbroken Kate said, “I know you take care of me from heaven. Your first night up there baby. And also you finally made me become your wife.
“From that day forward, we’re husband and wife, that’s what we both wanted,” Katie vowed.
She also told him how much she loved her “handsome husband” and asked him to help them all stay strong.
Miley’s grieving parents, Miley and Margaret, sisters Noreen, Margaret and Nicole, and her brother Jimmy and fiancee Kate are now preparing to say their final farewells.
The young man, who is a member of the traveling community, will be buried in Reilig Mhuire, Askeaton on Tuesday after his funeral mass which takes place at St Mary’s Church, Askeaton.
In accordance with current HSE guidelines, funerals will be limited to 50 people, her death notice on RIP.ie advises and asks mourners to ensure social distancing and to respect public health advice.
Gardaí investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal single vehicle collision called for witnesses and any dash camera footage of other vehicles traveling along the R518 Askeaton road in Rathkeale at the time of the collision. .
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Henry Street Garda station on 01 8010600, the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.