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'Such a kind person' - tributes to tragic Amy after horror car crash

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Crash victim Amy English, a keen soccer player, pictured with her dad James

Crash victim Amy English, a keen soccer player, pictured with her dad James

Crash victim Amy English, a keen soccer player, pictured with her dad James

Tributes have been paid to a young woman who died with her pal in a horrific road accident in Co Meath.

Amy English (21) and Conor McColgan (23) were in a car travelling from Slane to Navan when it collided with a truck travelling in the opposite direction on the N51.

Ms English's friend Helen Yuen told the Herald how her sudden death had sent shockwaves throughout the local community.

"She was well known around Navan so the town is devastated," she said.

"Amy would literally talk to the wall if it would talk back. She was always smiling and full of energy, such a kind person.

"She would give you the clothes off her back if you needed them. She was very sporty, outgoing doesn't even begin to cover it."

Amy - whose mother is Emma English, the ex-partner of former FAI boss John Delaney - worked for insurance brokers Cover In A Click for four years alongside her brother Daniel.

A spokesperson for the company told the Herald it will be difficult for Ms English's colleagues to work without her.

"Amy started her role with us in 2016 at our reception desk and loved dealing with the clients on a daily basis. She moved then to our accounts department," they said.

"It will be hard on her accounts team especially to imagine life without her positivity and humour.

"Outside of soccer, which played a large part in Amy's life, she did love music and art and had a very creative and artistic streak.

"Amy had a great sense of adventure and loved her weekend mystery trips and reading Harry Porter. JK Rowling was a favourite of hers.

"Amy and Daniel's colleagues are devastated and heartbroken. Amy's character and smile will be missed by all that worked with her in CFM Group."

In a Facebook post, soccer club Torro United in Navan said: "It was with sudden shock and great sadness that we learned of the death of our teammate and club member Amy English yesterday afternoon. Amy was a member of our senior women's squad and was a popular, enthusiastic and talented member of the team."

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Amy had played underage football with Trim Celtic among other sides, including Kentstown Rovers, and returned to play football with Torro United on the starting of the senior women's side.

Amy's father and brothers had all played with Torro over the years.

One of her proudest moments was winning the women's tournament at the Festival of Football in Co Meath in July 2019, with her father James by her side as a coach.

Gardai investigating the collision say they have had a good response to an appeal for witnesses.

Gardai confirmed that the lorry driver (31) was arrested and later released without charge. Investigations are continuing and a file will be submitted to the DPP.

An incident room has been established at Navan Garda Station and officers said: "We would like to renew our appeal for anyone with dash cam footage to contact us."