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Wife of former Vancouver Olympics CEO killed in car crash

The wife of former Vancouver Olympic CEO, John Furlong, has been killed in a car accident in Ireland.

In a statement, Furlong confirms his wife, Deborah Sharp Furlong, was killed while vacationing in the southeast part of Ireland on April 11.

Furlong says he is broken hearted over the death of his beloved wife and their extended families are beyond words over the loss.

Police in Ireland say the 48-year-old was seriously injured when the car she was driving collided head-on with a 4×4 vehicle near Gorey, Ireland.

She was taken by air ambulance to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police say the driver of the second vehicle, a man in his forties, was only slightly hurt.