Police in Co. Kerry are still trying to establish exactly how four teenagers came in possession of the ten year old car in which they lost their lives early Wednesday morning.
The 10-year old Hyundai Accent skidded off the Killarney-Mallow road at 7.10am Wednesday morning before colliding with a tree trunk.
David Breen(17), his brother Kevin (15), and his girlfriend Áine Riordan were all pronounced dead at the scene while Brian Coffey (19) later died in hospital. A fifth passenger Darragh Jones (16) remains in a critical but stable condition in Tralee general hospital. Police are hoping the sole survivor will be able to shed some light on the teenager’s movements prior to the road accident.
The extensive investigation is focusing on three key issues surrounding the fatal car accident. How the friends obtained the saloon car; if speed was a factor in the accident and the results of the toxicology reports on all four victims which could take up to two weeks.
It has emerged that the vehicle is registered to a Kerry garage but investigators have yet to establish how the pals came in possession of the car. They are also attempting to piece together the exact movements of the between 3am and 7.15am on Wednesday morning.
It is understood the five teenage friends were returning home from a house party when the collision occurred.
The bend where the accident occurred was described by locals as being extremely deceptive. Driving conditions at the time were described as favorable.