Northern Ireland

McComb family in west Belfast suffer further tragedy with loss of fifth sibling

Mother-of-three Colleen McComb died on Monday

Colleen McComb, who died on Monday.
Colleen McComb, who died on Monday.

The family of a west Belfast teenager killed by a driver in a stolen car have been plunged into further mourning with the death of a fifth sibling in tragic circumstances.

Colleen McComb (34), from New Barnsley Drive, died suddenly on Monday.

The mother-of-three was the sister of Debbie McComb, who was 15 when she was killed in 2002. She was struck by a stolen car driven by Henry Christopher Marley after he failed to stop at a red light.

The loss of Debbie prompted the McComb family to found the Families Bereaved Through Car Crime group to support others who have endured similar circumstances.

Teenager Debbie McComb who was killed by Henry Marley in 2002.
. Teenager Debbie McComb, who was killed by Henry Marley in 2002.

In the year’s since Debbie’s death, her family have suffered further grief, losing three brothers to suicide.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday at Belfast’s Corpus Christi Church, before a burial in Milltown Cemetery.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the Collen’s family in the wake of her death.

Organiser Christine Malone said: “As many of you may know the McComb family have endured so many tragedies in recent years. We have decided to set this page up to ease the burden on the family at this awful time.”