Inquest opens into UK death of Cork man, whose son and daughter also died in crash

Con and Elber Twomey, with Oisin

An inquest has opened into the death of a Cork man, who was killed after his car collided with that of a suicidal taxi driver in England.

Con Twomey, 38, suffered devastating injuries and died in Cork University Hospital almost 10 months later.

Con's 16-month-old son Oisin, and his unborn baby daughter Elber Marie also died in the accident in Devon.

The Twomey's family car was involved in a head-on collision with the taxi, being driven by 26-year-old Marek Wojchiechowski on July 6, 2012.

The family had been driving to catch a ferry to return home after a holiday.

Mr Twomey's wife Elber survived the crash, and is in court for this morning's hearing.

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