Westmeath car fire: Vigil for two children who died in a fatal car fire near Multyfarnham

A vigil will be held tonight to commemorate two children aged two and five who died in a car fire near Multyfarnham in Co Westmeath last Friday.

The children’s mother, Lynn Egar, was airlifted to the hospital and is said to have sustained no life-threatening injuries. The children were called Thelma (5) and Michael (2).

The local primary school, St Cremin’s in Multyfarnham, where Thelma looked after older children, organized a reminder tonight. A short prayer service will follow.

Flowers and teddy bears were left at the scene of the tragedy, sending the local community into mourning.

Earlier this morning prayers were said for the victims and their families at Sunday mass at St Nicholas’ Church in Multyfarnham.

The tragedy was mentioned at the beginning of the 11am Mass and the priest asked parishioners to keep the families in their thoughts and prayers and he also prayed for the children during his prayers of the faithful.

In the midland town of Rathowen, the house where Lynn Egar lived with her family remained sealed by Gardaí this afternoon.

Neighbors declined to comment, only to say the family are private individuals keeping to themselves.

“They are a lovely family who, like all of us, keep to themselves. It’s a terrible tragedy,” said one.

A Gardaí statement last night said Gardaí in Mullingar are continuing to investigate all circumstances surrounding the deaths of a 2-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl following a fatal car fire in County Westmeath on Friday 9 September 2022.

The autopsy of the bodies of both deceased by the state pathologist Dr. Sally Ann Collis is complete. For operational reasons, the results of the post-mortem examination are not published.

The forensic examination of the vehicle by the Garda Technical Bureau is ongoing.

A woman in her 40s is still being treated at a Dublin hospital for serious but non-life-threatening injuries, the statement said.

An Garda Síochána continues to appeal to anyone with information regarding this fatal incident to get in touch.

The accident site at Mullingar Garda Station can be contacted on 044 9384000, or contact the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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