Saturday 22 July 2017

Two killed in Co Laois road accident

Two men were killed and a woman injured in a crash today.

The accident happened on the busy N7 - the main Dublin to Limerick Road - between The Pike of Rushhall and Castletown in Co Laois shortly after 7.30am.

It is understood the men were travelling together in a car which was involved in a collision with another vehicle being driven by a middle-aged woman.

The pair, in their late 20s and early 30s, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardai said the woman was taken by ambulance to Portlaoise General Hospital, but her injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

The road was closed to allow forensic investigators carry out a detailed examination.

Diversions were put in place for early-morning commuter traffic.

Witnesses to the crash were asked to contact Portlaoise Garda Station.

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