GARDAI are investigating if a man and woman who died in a horrific crash in Co Kerry yesterday were Irish.
The names of the couple, who were in their 20s, have not yet been released but both had addresses in the UK.
It is understood they were in Ireland to attend a wedding but it has yet to be established if they were Irish people living in England who had returned home for the occasion.
They were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at Cloon, Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry yesterday afternoon.
The accident happened near Barry’s Cross on the main Ballinskelligs Road outside Cahersiveen at approximately 12.25pm when the car in which they were travelling collided with a lorry.
It is understood the car had exited from a byroad at Cloon before colliding with the lorry that was travelling on the main road at the time.
Their remains were removed by ambulance to Kerry General Hospital for post mortem examinations.
The driver of the lorry was uninjured but was treated for shock.
Both car and lorry left the road and ended up on a ditch.
A digger had to be used to lift the truck off the car.
Gardai have appealed for witnesses to contact Cahirciveen Garda Station on 066 – 9473600, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
Scene of the crash in Kerry