Maria Wallis to be laid to rest on Saturday

A mother-of-three originally from Derry, who was tragically killed in a collision in Co. Donegal on Wednesday, is to be laid to rest on Saturday.

Thursday, 22nd September 2016, 3:50 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:06 pm
The scene of the double fatal crash on the outskirts of Ballybofey in Co-Donegal where two woman were killed on Wednesday evening. Picture Margaret McLaughlin

Maria Wallis died following the single fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the R252, Glenfin Road, Ballybofey on Wednesday afternoon.

It also claimed the life of 19-year-old Kiara Baird, who was originally from Dublin and lived in Ballybofey.

Ms Wallis has strong Derry links but it is understood she had lived in Ballybofey for approximately 13 years.

The 38-year-old was mother to three boys, David, Darren and Andrew and was married to David.

Ms Wallis’s remains are reposing at her mother Mary McGonigle’s house in 87, Blue Cedars, Ballybofey and her funeral will leave that home on Saturday at 10.15am for 11am Requiem Mass in the Church of the Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar followed by interment in Drumboe Cemetery.

Ms Baird will be laid to rest on Sunday.

Gardai in Donegal are appealing for information on the fatal collision, in which a man in his 40s also sustained non life-threatening injuries.

It occurred at approximately 4.15 pm on Wednesday when the car all three were travelling in, a blue Citroen C3, left the road, collided with a pole and came to a stop in a parking area for trucks.

Ms Baird was pronounced dead at the scene while Ms Wallis was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

The road was closed for forensic examination but re-opened again yesterday Thursday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on (00353) 74 9167100, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda station.