Heartbreaking final photos of teens minutes before they were killed in crash on way to prom

​Kiea McLann and Dlava Mohammed

The pair were all dressed up for their big night

Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 02/08/2023

- 11:45

Kiea McLann and Dlava Mohammed were killed in a car crash in County Monaghan on Monday

Two teenage girls were killed in a car crash on their way to prom and photos released show the pair posing in their dresses in their final moments before the tragedy.

Kiea McCann, 17, and Dlava Mohammed, 16, were on their way to their school’s prom when the car they were travelling in crashed into a tree near Clones, County Monaghan, on Monday.

The last photos show the pair proudly wearing their prom dresses before the big night.

Their family members have paid emotional tributes to tragic teenagers, who were students at Largy College.

Flowers left outside their college

Emotional tributes poured in for the pair


Kiea’s sister posted online about her heartbreak: “I really don’t know what to say. I'm just so heartbroken over you, my little baby sister. I have no words to describe the emotions going through me right now. I really don’t know what to do without you.

“I am just so lost and don’t understand how something like this could just happen to you and I just hope you know that we all love you so much.”

The devastated sister continued: “You were such a strong beautiful loving caring girl and very thick headed but I would never change anything about you. Rest easy princess and look over us. I will never forget you or the great times we had.”

Three other people were taken to hospital following the incident, with two of them remaining in critical condition.

One is another teenage girl, who was also heading to the prom that night.

The other person is the driver, who is in their 60s.

Ministers for Social Protection and Heather Humphreys, member of the Dáil, or lower house of parliament, spoke to reporters outside Largy College yesterday.

She said the tragedy was “every parent’s worst nightmare because nobody expects to get that phone call”.

Mourners for the girls

Two others remain in critical condition


“One of the parents was on the football field last night and she got the call to go and it’s just the shock and to think this could happen to any child,” Humphreys said.

“This is a very, very sad day for Clones and there’s a cloud over the town now and people just feel so upset and numb by the tragedy that occurred last night.”

She continued: “There’s two more children in hospital and then the driver of the car is also in a critical condition.

“So it’s an awful tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost their loved ones but also with the families and the children who attend this school”.

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