Tributes are pouring in for a “beautiful” nurse who was killed in a car crash, close to Athboy, over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Meghan Patricia Mallee (26) was killed following a single-vehicle collision on the N51, just outside Rathmore on the outskirts of Athboy, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Ms Mallee, from Gillstown Little, Athboy  who previously lived in Perth, was the sole occupant of the car involved.

She worked as a nurse at Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan.

Ms Mallee is survived by her parents Mairéad and Jimmie, sister Naoimh, uncles, aunts, cousins, work colleagues, and large circle of friends.

While funeral details have yet to be announced, dozens of people have been paying tribute online.

One person wrote: “Deepest condolences to the Mallee family. Megan was a ray of sunshine, such a beautiful woman inside and out. Rest in peace Megan.”

Another said: “Meghan, you have left a huge space in this world. Your beautiful spirit impacted everyone you met. Your kindness and humour are what I remember and I’m so sorry for your family and friends.”

A colleague penned: “Rest in peace Meghan. You were such a beautiful friend and a wonderful nurse who helped so many. I’ll never forget when you trained me during my student days and how much you helped me in qualifying as a nurse. I’ll never forget the laughs and chats we had. I’ll miss you forever rest in peace beautiful angel”.