Families of Cork couple injured in UK crash speak of 'shock' at loss of life

Tuesday 10 July 2012 20.43
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Connie and Elber Twomey remain in a critical condition
Connie and Elber Twomey remain in a critical condition
16-month-old Oisin Twomey died in the crash
16-month-old Oisin Twomey died in the crash

The families of the Cork couple injured in Friday's road crash in England have spoken of their shock at the loss of the couple's 16-month-old son and their unborn baby.

Connie and Elber Twomey from Meelin in north Cork remain in a critical condition at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

Police are investigating whether the Polish man, whose Vauxhall Vectra collided with the Twomeys' Volkswagen Golf, deliberately drove at the couple.

They have said they are not treating the crash as a "straight-forward collision".

A major crime investigation team and serious collision investigation unit from Devon and Cornwall Police are examining the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Elber Twomey's parents Timmy and Rita and her brother and sister Tomas and Norma are at Derriford Hospital, as are Connie Twomey's sisters Michelle and Colette.

This morning they issued a statement saying the shock of Friday's crash was still raw and heartfelt.

The families describe Con and Elber Twomey as a devoted couple and say their son was the light of their lives.

The baby girl was christened Elber Marie, after her mother.

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